Hi I'm still new to the uni,
I've had my filly about 4 months now, she's 16 months old. over the past few weeks she has starting to try to bite me.
This happens when she's in the stable. I use the dually with her and the behaviour isn't as bad when she has it on. But no where near as bad than when she doesn't have it on.
I know I'm doing something wrong. I'm just lost how to get her not to bite without the use of the dually.
When she trys to bite me I try to stand my ground and try and keep calm, but I move to try and not get bitten.
The first time she bit someone. It was my partner. She was sniffing his face as he had stubble and I think one of the hairs pricked her noses as she squealed and jumped back then bit him on the arm. He said she she didn't bite hard. And her ears weren't back.
It's only in the stable the really bad behaviour starts, and if she's just had food it's worse. she used to try bite me if I walked closed to her. But I've managed to stop this with use of the dually.
Any ideas to help stop this would be much appreciated, I've seen different ways of stopping biting online. I don't like the sound of any of them, they all sound too harsh.
I think part of the problem being I've not managed a successful join up. We have two big schools, the smaller of the two always has jumps in it, and the other she finds really scary she freezes and starts shaking. I have cleared the jumps out of the smaller school, and once released she runs straight the the gate and won't move.
Sorry this has gone on a bit. Trying to set out my problem clearly. Thank you in advance