Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Where the red fern grows....
Your horse wasn't being aggressive, he wasn't going to nip her. You NEVER hit a horse in the face...ever. If someone ever hit my horse in the face they would be picking themselves up off the floor. I feed my horses treats by hand, my granddaughters do with my Quarter Horses and I do not have a horse who nips, bites, or goes after you. It is all in how you do it. Mine do not get treats every time I go into the barn or put them in, so they don't expect one, as it is at my discretion.
Again, as for the other scenario, there is usually never a need to be rough or rude or jerk and pull on a horse. I have worked with large and small horses, and I take my time, I talk to them and if they are acting up then I want to know why. If I am tacking a horse up, be it mine or one I exercise, you will NEVER see me jerk, shove, slap or yell/scream at one...there is really no reason.