So...there about six horses in the pasture and when they see me, they think "Feeding time!" because I'm always around to bring them in during feeding time. So they all gather up at the gate and start nipping at one another trying to get in line when its noon! And I always have to get a horse lower down on the pecking order...okay, not the point. My question is: how is the pecking order decided? They are ALL geldings. The top dog is the largest in both pastures so I'm wondering if the largest horse is always at the top of pecking order? Does that have anything to do with it? Also, one horse (in my profile picture <333 his name is Banjo) is rather old and super sweet but he gets in line in front of a younger, "bratty" horse or two. How does that work?? Usually, the pecking order is the same but the middle/bottom does mix up every once in a while. Why?