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post #1 of 5 Old 12-07-2008, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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Majors change in rank

Since the day I got Major he has always been so passive. He has stayed in a pasture with my sisters horse. My sisters horse has always been the herd leader and Major seemed very content with that...never challenging him. A week ago my sister and I moved our geldings in with a couple of mares. The first day they ran Major around...bit him, kicked at him....you know...showing him who's boss. By the next day...Major was the herd leader!!!!!!! In charge of all 3 of the other horses!!!! I didnt think he had it in him!!!!!! lol Now the pecking order is Major, mare #1, my sisters horse and then mare #2. I was so worried one of those mares where going to hurt him...he never fails to suprise me!!!!
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-07-2008, 11:54 AM
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How often do you suppose horses change ranks?

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post #3 of 5 Old 12-07-2008, 01:26 PM
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My mare that I just got about two weeks ago was passive in her old herd- She is now the Queen of the pack here with me. She bosses the two other geldings around.

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Moxie...I dont know...but thats an interesting question. I dont have much experience with horses....and this is the first time Major has changed rank since ive had him.
katie....I bet you were as suprised as me huh
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-08-2008, 08:57 PM
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Yeah- super surprised...b/c she is as sweet as can be with me...but those two geldings better keep an eye on her at all times...she is a little brat. When I catch her picking on one of them I tell her "no Addy, BE NICE!" and she stops...but I know she does it behind my back...natural thing I suppose.

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