Bess has gotten really, really bitey when rugging. I don't blame her, she's been rugged day in day out since April when she was clipped. She goes nakid as often as she can, and when she's rugged always has a bib on. The rugs are well fitting, no rub marks everywhere so I don't think they're uncomfortable. Tonight she took a pretty decent chunk out of Mums side. I only feed/rug her a few times a week, and I normally just stand to her side, with my elbow out. I try and make sure she's respectful. I make her stand and wait to be rugged before eating, she'll happily yield to pressure (if I touch her chest she backs up etc). So my question.. how do I stop it? She does get a whack on the neck when she bites.. she is NOT scared by this at all, and in all honesty I think it hurts my hands more then it hurts me she's the type of horse that you whack, and she gives you a face like.. how dare YOU touch me!!! I half feel like just stripping her of rugs, upping her food and letting her go nakid... #( But I don't know if she'd cope.. and that sounds so cruel!