hey im katie my mother has two big quarter horses and two miniture horses that she breed and now she has a little baby boy named little bit. well it bites this is our first baby horse and i no babys teethe and stuff but what do we do we tell him no and my mom gave him one of those ball things thinking he could chew on the handle but yah he still bites. any one experienced with babys?
Miniature horses are cute, but they are just like any horse, in that some can be nippy. As a foal, don't ever hit the little guy in the head, or tap him on the nose, because it could make him head shy. When does he bite, every time you approach him? Is he in a stall or out in a field? Is his mother nippy, or the sire?
I had a Quarter Horse baby for a while. Most of time I told her "no" and as she got older she stoped nipping. I thought it was similar to a puppy nipping. I am sorry I couldn't be a whole lot more help. I worked at a Paint/Quarter horse breeding farm for about 6yrs. All of the babies nipped from newborn to several months. Most stopped as they got older. Good luck
I have lots of experience with mini babies. I have about 40-50 mini foals each year and I deal with approximately 80 on a regular basis. A foal should be treated the exact same way as any other horse, though I donít recommend smacking him on the nose but to thump him. It gets the point across to him but it doesnít hurt him. Also if you decide to take this idea up I have always been told after you smack him no matter how mad you are you should take a few seconds to rub wear you smacked him so he doesnít become shy. This should be used no matter where you smack him; if he starts kicking and your reaction is to kick him back, which by the way that is acceptable if anyone knows how painful being kicked is, then you should always catch him and rub his but so he knows youíre not doing it just out of spite and that you still love him. If you have anymore questions about minis or horses in general please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a new foal at about 3 months now and she used to always bite us. We told her !NO! and flicked or tapped her nose(at the time of wich it happend) and now she doesn't bite as much as she used to. Hopw this helps
PS. Make sure that if u do decide to do the nose flicking/tapping that u do not do it too hard and that u dont slap the foal anywhere else on he/shes head. The foal will become head shy and that is not good.