He has had one down side to him. He is pushy on the ground. That was obviously from his previous owner. I personally saw her let him just push her around. I have established with him his pecking order now and besides the occasional reminder session he is MUCH MUCH better. With my daughter on the other hand it is a bit different. He is better with her than he used to be. I used to never even let her lead him. I do let her lead him now but I do not 100% trust her to lead him around alone without me being close by to step in. He has never done anything mean just push on her to get to food and has stepped on her feet a few times.
He bit her on the EFFING NECK!! You cannot see in this picture the yellow bruise around the entire abrasion but it was the size of a baseball. For NO unprovoked reason he bit her on the NECK! I am at a loss. I don't even know what to do or where to go from here. He has never once even given me one inkling that the thought of biting has ever even crossed his mind when I am around. I did get home about 30 minutes after this happened I will not tell you what happened after that but I was pissed. When an animal goes for another 'animals' neck that is for the kill. It is not annoyance or misbehaving, it is out for blood. This could have been so much uglier. Just imagine if that pressure had been inflicted just a few inches over to the esophogus? It makes me sick even thinking about it. He is a kids horse! And he is biting kids, WTF! I need some logical advice at this point because the Mama bear in me has emerged and this horse is on my shit list. If you have kids I am sure you can imagine my anger toward this animal. If you don't have kids I am sure you could imagine a little bit of it. So that is why I need you guys. I need level headed, logical, responsible horse peoples advice in this situation. I have never dealt with a horse that was out right aggressive. Let alone aggressive toward children, then add on to that that it is a sudden onset after owning him for 2 years. Please help.