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.