Originally Posted by Saranda
Well, there certainly are cases when horses can be protective and some of you have shared really great stories! But I'd like just to point out that sometimes a horse that seems being protective can really be dominating. For example, I once experienced my gelding protecting me from a new horse in the herd. He chased away fiercely the newcomer gelding and tried herding me away from him at the same time. In fact, what he was telling to the gelding was - "get away from her! She's MINE." And to me - "you move where I tell you, it's safer there, and I know better."
And how is this different from human behavior?