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post #1 of 2 Old 08-16-2010, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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Is this normal for a Standarbred?!!!

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I hve a Standardbred Gelding named Vinnie and he is in a padock by himself with about 8 sheep. We are finding that he is protecting them from danger he really hates it when the sheep are rounded up or are chased, the sheep can get away from vinnie but that dosent bother him when they go their own way.

He also thinks that he has a new toy when have had their wool shawn off so we end up having to lock the sheep up in another paddock for a few wks or so.

I dont think i hve ever heard of a horse using this kind of behaviour with sheep before.


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post #2 of 2 Old 08-16-2010, 09:10 AM
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That is interesting! I've heard of donkeys or cow bred horses being protective and having a herding instinct but not a Standardbred. I'd love to see a video.

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