Originally Posted by Chevaux
Coyotes are not a big worry around horses (I assume there are no new born foals on the place) but if they are close to the barn, they can be a grave concern with regard to smaller creatures like chickens, cats, little dogs so keep an eye out for that.
I second this. I never worry about coyotes. They are pretty small to go after a horse. Now dogs, cats, and chickens are another matter! They WILL kill your small animals. But I think a horse is more a threat to a coyote than a coyote is to a horse.
People worry wayyyy too much about wildlife. We are in a wooded area with coyotes, foxes, bears, mountain lions, etc. The foxes are the biggest pest because I have chickens. Coyotes would take a chicken if they could but never infiltrate the coop fencing. I've seen a few bears in the 13 or so years we've lived here but never had a problem with them. And I've NEVER seen a mountain lion. They are at the top of the list of animals I would like to see in real life.