Puff nips in the stable (only very occashionly), its the only place he does it. Its a territory thing with him, especially once he has his haynet up. I know when hes likely to do it, its almost a habit he's gotten into with a previous owner. Either when you put his rug on, or bend down to pick out his near fore (doesnt even think about it with the other leg!). I dont know why he does it, hes only got me 3 times in the 3 years Ive had him, but each time he has made contact he absolutely craps himself, he flys across the stable, pushes himself against the wall with his head up in the air, shaking. Odviously some has given him a proper hidding at some point for doing it. Because of his reaction, I wont hit him, I just move up to him at his shoulder, show that him doing that doesnt deter me, pull him towards me and carry on with what I was doing. He then goes all soppy, almost like 'sorry mum didnt mean it'. Git!
06 November 2009 13:28