How to Cure a Horse That Bites

Most horses have affable personalities, but every now and then you may come across one that's downright disagreeable.

They may be calm when you're riding them, but go into attack mode when you try to do any work with them on the ground. Sometimes horses are so combative that they'll reach out over their stall door and try to bite people as they pass by.

Why Horses Bite

As biting is a natural instinct, it is important not to reinforce it by playing tug of war with foals or adult horses whenever they want to chew on a lead shank, your jacket, or something else.

How to Cure a Biter

Biting is serious business. Drs. Houpt and Scoggins offer the following suggestions for preventing an injury and breaking the habit: