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post #21 of 32 Old 10-14-2013, 09:46 AM
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I've never bit back but a good crack across the jaws always worked. my hubby likes to grab noses and instead of bite he twists like a bull. he got a nasty little pony listen very fast!
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post #22 of 32 Old 10-14-2013, 09:49 AM
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In years of being with horses, only one opted to bite and only women and three days before menses. Not four days nor two days. When teen girls were around him and he seemed nippy I had to ask and if it was day three they weren't allowed around him. One gal, a wild stallion romantic, on her day three seemed to feel she could handle this. I told her to hold the riding crop to warn him if his head came around. The minute I turned my back she dropped the crop and he nipped her. Her friend was watching and told me what happened. Finally she realized that "taming the wild beast" wasn't what she thought.

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post #23 of 32 Old 10-14-2013, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by SEAmom View Post
I've only bitten a couple of horses and it's usually because I didn't have many other options and had to think fast.

There was a gelding when I was in high school who was a complete brute. He knew he was much bigger than people and usually got away with murder from his owners. He would bite every time you went to saddle him unless you demanded respect first. Well when you have a saddle pad in one hand and a saddle in the other, your options for retaliation are limited. I got him good on his shoulder a few times. Man, I've never known a horse I'd be happier seeing him shipped off for dog food.
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Oh God, I know a couple of those LOL
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post #24 of 32 Old 10-14-2013, 10:13 AM
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Sounds like you channeled your inner "alpha mare"!!
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post #25 of 32 Old 10-14-2013, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum View Post
Naw, not so bad. You put him in his place in a way he understood.

Same thing happens in a herd. If a horse tries to bite the lead stallion, the stallion is going to give them a punishment bite back (or worse).

Your horse bit you. You bit him back as punishment. He understands that because it's the way a herd works.

My horses know that biting is NOT acceptable. They will get a swift and hard smack across the face, and more unlucky for them if I happen to be holding something in my hand. Hence; they do not bite me. Sniffing is fine, but nibbling and licking are also not tolerated. I am consistent every time so they know exactly what is fine, and what is not.

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post #26 of 32 Old 10-14-2013, 10:26 AM
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Definitely not abuser! There was this gelding in the barn that *everybody* hated dealing with because he would bite you and get you good. So obviously, they gave him to me, the new girl ;) All they did was give him the reaction he wanted: they backed off.

He tried once with me and I got him in the jaw, and the look on his face was of pure shock. He did try over the course of a few days, but he learned every day that I wasn't going to back down. After that, he preferred to just follow me around and pretend to groom me.

If that horse bit the alpha mare in the pasture, you bet she would do more damage to them than we ever could with our hands.
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post #27 of 32 Old 10-14-2013, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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It's funny because out in the pasture he is the alpha horse, bottom line. He is this little bitty 14 hand Arab and ALL the sport horses and warm bloods are terrified of him, lol. They won't get near him, it's kinda funny. Seriously, wherever he is no one follows. He wants water? They part like the red seas LOL.
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post #28 of 32 Old 10-14-2013, 12:25 PM
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LOL, I've never bit a horse and I can't even imagine how much hair you were picking out of your teeth for the rest of the day . However, I have beat the holy living heck out of more than one for bad behavior.

Rafe got more than his fair share of beatings when he was a baby because he had zero sense of respect. Even as a foal, he pushed around everyone that he was in the pen with, including his momma. He transferred that attitude to me and it was an uphill battle trying to get his respect. Finally, when he was a few months old, I got sick of it and decided to put Dobe in there with him since Dobe's an "uber alpha" LOL.

First thing Rafe did was run up to Dobe, pin his ears, arch his neck, squeal and paw. Dobe gave him pinned ears and a stink face as a warning and when Rafe kept on, Dobe charged and basically tackled him to the ground. Held him there for a few seconds before letting him up. His entire attitude changed after that. He no longer bossed around the older horses because Dobe would get after him when he did. He immediately began to show me respect and it was easy to train him after that.

Strikes me funny that all those bleeding hearts say "If you punish your horse, he'll be scared of you". LOL Dobe "abused" Rafe a few more times after that when he got too big for his britches; he looks terrified of the old gray, don't he?

For Dobe's abuse, I will be eternally grateful. Lets face it, something this big with a craptastic attitude would be downright dangerous to anyone and everyone around him.
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post #29 of 32 Old 10-14-2013, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Dang, what breed is he?! He is gorgeous, but that's a BIG HORSE.
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post #30 of 32 Old 10-14-2013, 12:36 PM
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LOL, thank you . His momma is a Belgian and his daddy is a Quarter Horse. Not my ideal breed for riding or working cattle, but he was free so he had to have some kind of job .
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