I have recently purchased a 5 year old, 15hh, gelding that is definitely 'top dog' when it comes to the paddock (the previous owners said that this was the case on their property as well).
He does this by normal means (ear pinning, nipping and the rare but occasional buck).
Now, although from talking to people, it's best to leave horses to their own devices in the paddock and let them sort it out, but what I am concerned about, is I am about to bring him home from my trainer/teachers house after learning some ground work and put him in my paddock with my fathers 14hh 34 year old gelding.
Both of these geldings have the same 'dominant' personality and I am concerned that my much younger horse is going to 'assert' his dominance in the paddock and actually hurt/potentially accidentally kill my fathers horse, and knowing my fathers horse, he will definitely THINK he's a match and go for it.
Any suggestions on handling this type of situation? Many thanks!