I bet most of these mares are as harmless as my one is - I wonder how many people wouldn't know the bluff thing and over react?
Oh that horse is aggressive and needs sorting out
Well my mare (the sorrel in my pics) is just a bluffer. She's such a ham
But the appy mare is definitely NOT just a bluffer. She is EXTREMELY aggressive and only a few people (her owners, me and the other 3 horse handlers) can really get into her stall on a daily basis. The rest of the volunteers are terrified of her because she IS so aggressive.
She is much improved though from what she was before. She came from a very abusive past so its just taking awhile for her to really adjust and get over her behavioral problems.
Oh my goodness Clementine has the SULKIEST angry mare face ever. The day I brought her in and tacked her up (After leasing her, when she hadn't been ridden in who knows how long) and she knew she would have to do work. It's so sulky it makes me feel bad for her! (Exactly what she wants!)