Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
You grain all your horses together? I separate mine to grain them, because my grey Arab is a greedy pig and will bolt his down, then try and take someone else's food away from them.
He pretty much only gets a kick or bite for his trouble, but he still persists.
I separate them so Casper doesn't get kicked three ways from Sunday, and the other two can eat their food in peace.
Part of the reason your filly isn't getting knocked into next week is because the herd still sees her as a baby.
Is this something you can train out of her? No. But you can make her respect your authority if the adults won't fight her.
If I'm standing between Casper and another horse, he knows he can't barrel over or around me to pester them. I'm the alpha mare in my herd, and everyone defers to me.