Hello all. So I have had my horse almost four years now we have been through another together . I got him out of my last boarding facility Justin time. At this place he had been malnutrition and had a lost a lot of weight to where you could grab her if he lost a lot of his main and tail because of malnutrition. Now at his new place he is in the perfect turd to where he feels comfortable to sleep with all of them and none of them are bullies they all get along . His spirit is coming back aka personality he’s at perfect weight happy very happy.
So starting four days ago he started to reach around and nip at you when being brushed all but his back legs and ass area. I first thought ulcers so I did and also check and had no reaction he was completely dormant in the normal reactions that you would get during this test. Yesterday I gave him a bath while he was hooked up on cross ties he did a lot of head bobbing ,playing with the crissites butting at me, and did the same thing reaching around trying to bite more like a nip but I still consider them the same. nipping leads to biting in that is not OK in my book.
I ignored the problem which a lot of people say to do meaning you ignore them and they will get over it because it could be a cry for attention. Well I had finished his bath and was putting some kind of conditioner in his main when he reached around and bit me in the face more like in that they didn’t mark but it was still the point of the fact. So I unhook him from the cross ties took him down to the round pen and Chased around for a good minute.
I hope him back up and he completely stopped ahead tossing and trying to nip. So my question is have any of you dealt with this before and what did you do to fix the problem. He has never done this ever since the three years almost 4 that I have had him this has just started within the last four days and I’m kind of curious as to why .
Note : I written on a site like this before so I do not want to hear anything of the such that I should put my horse down. That I should sell my horse because you think I’m a bad horse owner. Or anything of the matter I’m just asking for questions and suggestions on this situation that I am. Having