Chewing Preventing Training
I recently adopted a mustang yearling. He is coming along very well and learns quickly. However, there’s is a very large problem. He always has to have something in his mouth when I’m messing with him. He tries to eat the halter as I’m putting it on, he has the lead rope in his mouth when I leading, has to hold it in his mouth when I’m grooming him or he won’t stand still, reaches to get it when it’s draped over his back, and if he can’t reach it it looks like a dog trying to chase his tail. And if I won’t let him put it in his mouth, he tries to chew on my horse holster, my shirt, my arm. It’s hindering our training a lot. I have no idea how to get him out of it or why he does it. He’s always done it. I know babies chew on stuff, but this is different. It’s almost like it’s a security blanket or something, but he is far from an anxious horse. He is probably the most chill horse I’ve ever seen in my life. Any tips on how to break him of it or why he does it? Would making the lead rope taste bad work?