Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians
The reason I suggest the dominant mare is because she's less likely to feel the need to put the youngster in her place, the alpha already knows she's alpha but the less dominant ones tend to bully the young 'uns to assert their superiority. I learned the hard way about putting a young one in with the LEAST dominant mare, "OH she's so sweet, never kicks or pins ears at anyone.", UH HUH, she kicked and bit the CRAPOLA out of the youngster.
This is very true. When we add a dominant mare, we don't even worry about our youngest (and bottom) mare. They know she's not a threat and don't bother her at all. Posted via Mobile Device