How to Prevent a Horse from Biting at the Mounting Block

Find out why a horse might try nipping his rider during mounting and what to do about it.

Find out why a horse might try nipping his rider during mounting and what to do about it.

This podcast is an excerpt from our Ask TheHorse Live audio event, "Understanding Horse Behavior." Listen to the full recording here

About the Experts

Robin Foster, PhD, CAAB, IAABC-Certified Horse Behavior Consultant

Robin Foster, PhD, CAAB, IAABC-Certified Horse Behavior Consultant, is a research professor at the University of Puget Sound in Seattle, Washington, and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington. She holds a doctorate in animal behavior and has taught courses in animal learning and behavior for more than 20 years. Her research looks at temperament, stress, and burn-out as they relate to the selection, retention, and welfare of therapy horses. She also provides private behavior consultations and training services in the Seattle area.