As of this morning, the BO said they were still in separate herds- but my son and daughter rode this afternoon and when they put em back in the pasture my daughters gelding went to check out the others. MY boy, who is the bottom of most every pecking order he has been in, was met at the fence by the dominant gelding in our group and carefully escorted back to 'his' side of the pasture. Kind of interesting dynamics- that gelding apparently is guarding my boy, and protecting him. Clearly takes his role very carefully. Makes me feel better tho!