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        08-06-2014, 11:03 AM
      #11
    Foal
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    Have you tried separating the 2 you are worried about and feeding those 2 by themselves?
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    Yes, the problem is that both the momma mare "Jaz" and my sisters quarter horse " Roxy" will just turn their attention to the horse they are pastured with. Jaz, will get aggressive with her own colt if I take the other horses out. Roxy will turn her attention on my Palomino "Josie". It would not worry me so much if they just ran the others from their buckets but that's not the case. Roxy got kicked pretty bad this am and last night Jaz came down directly on top of the little colt Bo.
         
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        08-06-2014, 11:11 AM
      #12
    Weanling
    I can't quite put my input on this in yet as my mare is still pregnant but I can say that her behavior definitely changed for a while during her first trimester. She is the dominant mare in my pasture and when she was turned out with the breeder's mares she full out attacked them! So she had to be separated until she came home. And when she did she was fine with her little herd cause they knew she was/is the boss. But for a while she was a total bitch to other horses and under saddle though always respectful of me she would push other people to their limits. So I have no clue what baby will be like though I'm hoping it will be more like daddy I'll be fine if it is like my mare. Who also was known to push the stallion off his feed but at home if she drops feed on the ground, once all the horses are untied, she will let other horses eat with her. We don't have that problem at home cause all the horses get tied during feedings and don't get untied until everyone is done.
         
        08-08-2014, 01:00 AM
      #13
    Weanling
    I borrowed Indy's mama until he was weaned, and I have to say he is turning out almost exactly like her. Both are people friendly, super calm with new things, and overall great horses. I am not sure how much of this is genetics, because Morgans of their breeding have reputations of being like that, or how much is learning from her. Indy now has a younger half brother (different sire) who is turning out very similar temperament wise, so who knows. :)
         
        08-08-2014, 02:56 AM
      #14
    Foal
    My number one foal is very similar in temp to her dam but is a lot bolder. She's calm, easy and willing but unlike her mum she is the first to investigate the new and scary. Number two filly, who is a full sister, is bold, willful and pushy but more spooky. She's more like her sire when he was young.
         
        08-08-2014, 07:17 PM
      #15
    Showing
    You have to keep in mind that a foals first learning experience come in when they are weanlings, which means they spend most of their time with their dam. Dams can strongly influence foals behaviors and personality; however sometimes it doesn't, or maybe only a few traits might resemble the dams. I have worked and seen many mares(ours included), that is the exact opposite of her dam personality wise, yet she does show she is very dominant with other horses which is a very strong trait of her dam. Dams can sometimes have a huge influence on foals.
         
        08-08-2014, 07:27 PM
      #16
    Foal
    It all makes sense really. I have my mom's attitude, and she has her mom's...

    But truly the mare is the most predominant figure of example to a foal. It's only natural they would pick up on their behaviors.
         
        08-09-2014, 01:24 PM
      #17
    Foal
    My mare and colt have had a 3 acre pasture to themselves with me occasionally turning 1 or 2 of my others out with them. In that case, the mare was dominant. Yesterday, I turned the mare and colt out onto 17 acres with my herd of 2 mules, 1 mare horse and 2 mini donkeys. The other mare let the mama mare know exactly who is boss, so my colt will have had the experience of being with a dominant mare as well as being lower in the pecking order. I love this because he will learn respect where it is warranted.

    I kept them separated for the first 3 mos because it was easier for imprint training and I was feeding the mare supplemental feed.
         

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