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No Biting Allowed

…lips on you and nuzzles) leads to nipping (a small quick pinch with the teeth) leads to biting. These are all progressive signs of dominance…

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Burned Out

…client. As you can imagine, burnout is an occupational hazard in these horses. Every therapeutic riding program I’ve worked with has problems with horses biting,…

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Burn Out In Therapy Horses

…is an occupational hazard in these horses. Every TRP I’ve worked with has problems with horses biting, horses that learn bad habits or avoidance techniques…

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Self Inflicted Pain

…Although it occurs in both sexes, it is much more common in stallions. The behavior consists of biting at or actually biting the flanks or,…

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Off To A Good Start

…the horse what you think of as “good” behavior. In his young world, good behavior includes kicking, biting and running hell-bent for leather in any…

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Teaching Babies Not To Bite

…nuzzles) leads to nipping (a small quick pinch with the teeth) and eventually leads to biting. These are all progressive signs of dominance leading to…

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Horse Behavior: Nipping Colt

…with the teeth) leads to biting. These are all progressive signs of dominance leading to aggression. If the lipping behavior goes unchecked, the horse begins…

Reward, Reinforcement and Punishment

…the offense) and adequate pressure in the punishment, the horse immediately associates his action (biting) with the punishment and therefore he learns biting me is…

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Jealous Colt

…the stick, and have always pinched him when he disobeys, but what of this mouth/biting/putting stuff in it? Unfortunately his mother does not discipline him…

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Jealous Little Girl

…natural herd setting if a subordinate horse bit a dominant one. The dominant horse immediately restates his or her position by biting, kicking and even…

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Veterinary Visits “The Best Patient”

…must struggle to examine a horse that’s stomping, biting, moving away or just not cooperating. While you might blame your horse’s “sudden” behavioral problems on…

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Raise Your Foal Right

…that he could get close to– rearing, striking, kicking and biting his way through life. Not because he was mean; he was just full of…

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Help For Stomping

…his time biting, stomping and kicking at flies, he could be causing unnecessary wear and tear on his joints and it could present both a…

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Horse Behavior: Self Mutilation

…The behavior consists of biting at or actually biting the flanks or, more rarely, the chest. The horse usually squeals and kicks out at the…

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Showing Affection To Horses

…kissing your horse on the lips. Being lip to lip is the same as biting for horses. It has a stimulating effect. You’ll see horses…

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May 2021 Horse Report

…progressed from kicking and biting defensively any time you touched her chest, belly or hind legs, to standing quietly tied and enjoying a full-body grooming….

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Horse Behavior: Mutual Grooming

…And she ends it by biting the subordinate horse as a little reminder of who is indeed the boss. It’s okay for you to rub…

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Horse Behavior: Video Of Fatal Kick

…risk. Fortunately, for most horses, kicking and biting and striking are rare and they are easy to train not to act that way toward people….