Originally Posted by Herdof2
My jazzy gets run around a bit BC she's low horse in the herd- always lol. Plus she's 3 and still wants to play, so the older mares will indulge her her a bit and then tell her to scram
Every so often I will find some horsey-war-wounds but that's what they do... As long as its not relentlessly dangerous we let the herd work it out. I do try and tell jazzy to chill out and leave the older gals alone, but she prefers to learn the hard way (I am joking, for those that don't know me, and are worried I try to talk sense to a horse:)!!
You mean it's wrong to try and talk sense into your horse? We do it all the time. I just thought they had selective hearing! LOL
Anywho, our colt is constantly chased by the next oldest gelding who is 6 years old. I think he's trying to play but we still tell him to knock it off.
Our newest horse, who is 9 but not the oldest, took over lead position not long after we got him. He's constantly pinning his ears and chasing off the others from the hay. We also get after him (yell at him) but he keeps it up.
We have a friend keeping his horse with ours. That horse was picked on for about 5 months until we added a couple new horses. He still was picked on but not as bad.
Some horses just don't readily get accepted into the herd and will be picked on for quite a while. Posted via Mobile Device