Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Northeast Pennsylvania
Mares tend to be bossy and one can try to be the leader. My mare worked her way up the heirarchy of 5 mares, and got kicked in the face badly during the process. Certainly I would have liked to separate her from the others, but was in the hospital at the time. However, she succeeded in reaching the top of the chain and used to double-barrel kick the other mares after that! It may be a leadership/dominance issue, and to keep them from hurting each other they should be kept apart, at least initially, and allowed to "talk" over the fence. If the talkiing is sweet, maybe they can be reintroduced to each other.