Originally Posted by DriftingShadow
Thankfully he mainly gets into scuffles with his two buddies ( a 5 year old and another 4 year old) and leaves everyone else alone. The first day we turned him out he got his booty handed to him because he tried to take on the entire herd. He still picks on everybody when he feels snotty, and when a new guy gets introduced he tries to run them around, but as soon as they kick him back he just pulls faces and leaves them alone.
He will occasionally still try to run Drifter around even when out in the big herd, but D is thankfully smart and has made friends with the older and wiser Hanoverian who is the peace keeper. He usually runs Whiskey off from Drifter. I'm hoping he will eventually learn how to behave. Wisdom comes with age, right?
It is very annoying owning "that" horse though
And as awful as it is, I am glad I at least am the owner of his main target. So its just me involved dealing with the cuts and kicks.
He and his three friends are usually kept separate from everyone else. I have noticed the more dominant horses typically run them off if they get too close- almost like the herd is "shunning" them for being instigators. Its actually really interesting to watch! It's like "as the herd turns" ha ha.
Not to get off the original topic of this thread- but If they are "kicked out" of the main group long enough will they eventually settle down and behave in order to be let back in? Or since they have formed the terrible threesome will they just become a herd by themselves and not learn anything?
Probably they form the bachelor herd, in the wild it's young stallions, kicked out of their herd and form another. The stronger ones eventually start stealing mares from stallions and either win them and form their own herd, or have to take a serious beating.
Let's hope wisdom will eventually come......