- Sep 17, 2011
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- Southeast TN
The problem is that recently I have been trying to get him ready for the show season. That means I have taught him to lead right beside me instead of ten feet behind me like I used to do. He constantly has his head ran out towards my hand, leg, butt whatever with his mouth wide open and whenever he makes contact he BITES! Sometimes he immediately corrects himself and starts lunging around me because he knows that is what is coming, but sometimes like yesterday, he bit my back at the base and it HURT! I turned around and he just stood there. He respects me a lot, but I guess not enough to not bite me.
He will back a mile if I want, he immediately goes when I ask, stops when I ask, lays down on command, stands to be trimmed and brushed, etc. Also, anywhere I point him he will go and trusts me without backing away or questioning. When I am close to him doing anything-bathing, brushing, picking hooves, etc he is biting at me or the brushes. Not just me but anyone by the way. I have tried not to over-reaction and hit him because that will just make him headshy, but now I am questioning that decision. Everyone says not to run them in circles at 9 months because of their joints and their loss of air..I am at a loss here.
I have tried pinching his lips, backing him up immediately, sending him over and over with the lead and making him stand way away from me facing me, piching his should, yelling no and quit nad stop it and other bad words lol, etc.