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post #1 of 32 Old 10-14-2013, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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I think I'm a horse abuser....

This happened a few months ago. My horse was in the habit of biting whenever he got the chance. I tried whacking him, groundwork, every thing. One day he bit my arm, hard enough to leave a bruise. It was the straw that broke the camels back. I bit the the ever living crap out of my horse, in front of my trainer and a few friends, not quite enough to draw blood but I had a mouthful of fur and he had a raised bruise. I bit him on the lower part of his neck near his shoulder. My trainer looked at me for a good long moment with the oddest expression on her face and walked into the tack room. My friends acted like they saw nothing, and my trainer never mentioned it. That horse has never offered to bite anyone for any reason since the incident. I'm such a freak, lol.
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post #2 of 32 Old 10-14-2013, 12:15 AM
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I would have paid to see that lol. Don't worry, my trainer thinks I'm weird to because a training horse grabbed onto my arm while I was girthing it up so I grabbed onto its neck and bit twice as hard..... even ran backwards with it in my mouth too. Sometimes enough is enough. (Ask my horses any day if they're abused and they'd go on and on about how I beat them every day, bite them, kick them, don't feed them, the list goes on. I've learned to quit taking it personally )
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post #3 of 32 Old 10-14-2013, 12:16 AM
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Naw, not so bad. You put him in his place in a way he understood.

I slugged my gelding across the jaw the last (and only) time he bit me. He looked at me like "What the hell just happened?!" but has NEVER offered to bite me again in the two and a half years I've owned him.
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post #4 of 32 Old 10-14-2013, 12:53 AM
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Sounds effective but I would be afraid I would loose some teeth in the process.


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post #5 of 32 Old 10-14-2013, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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He looked so confused afterwards lol. He was like "wtf just happèned?! I didn't think these thinks could bite!" funniest horse face ever LOL.
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post #6 of 32 Old 10-14-2013, 01:42 AM
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You can't be a horse abuser because you think you may be (even jokingly). A true abuser doesn't think they are.
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post #7 of 32 Old 10-14-2013, 01:45 AM
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Ha Ha, I've never bitten a horse, but I have bitten a dog. We had a kelpie that just had to mouth everything. Tried everything to stop her, and was getting concerned as we had small children at the time. One day she was sitting on the lawn with me and bit by arm, so I grabbed her ear and bit down. I didn't draw blood, just kept the pressure up till she released my arm. Never had a problem since but did get an odd look from DH
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post #8 of 32 Old 10-14-2013, 01:56 AM
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I have bitten a dog but never a horse. It's easier to just slug the **** thing...Though, gotta be careful, have seen hands and fingers get broken doing that. It's nothing but herd behavior - They bite each other all the time, why can't the human members of the herd?

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #9 of 32 Old 10-14-2013, 02:02 AM
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Ha Ha, I've never bitten a horse, but I have bitten a dog. We had a kelpie that just had to mouth everything. Tried everything to stop her, and was getting concerned as we had small children at the time. One day she was sitting on the lawn with me and bit by arm, so I grabbed her ear and bit down. I didn't draw blood, just kept the pressure up till she released my arm. Never had a problem since but did get an odd look from DH
My boyfriend bites his cat's ear when Cosmo gets too rough with his teeth. Calms him right down and makes him stop. He did it to our puppy once just playing and I thought poor Abby was going to have a heart attack. Lol
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post #10 of 32 Old 10-14-2013, 04:29 AM
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It's not abuse - it's bloody effective training!
I see people who pussy foot around, patting the 'sweet little pony' when it bites and kicks them because they're worried it might stop being their 'best friend' if they discipline it, as 'horse abusers' ;)

You gave him a shock, and if he hasn't tried it since you did a **** good job. Sometimes it does take that one "AHHHH IVE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS" reaction to do the job. Another horse would draw blood and leave more than a little bruise!

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