Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
It might be the grain. Easy to test - do something w/o it. :)
My appyX is extremely possesive of me - she is much more like a dog than any horse I have ever had or known. This and other personality "attributes" made searching for a new companion for her difficult. I enlisted my husband to pretend our new addition is his - and I think he is growing fond of the little upstart b/c of it. This charade actually seems to help quite a bit. She allows no dogs or other horses within her "imaginary circle" around us at liberty...I am working on this. But, it often comes in handy if I want to move the new filly - b/c my mare knows the training whip I'll use to direct just can't be meant for her, so she just smuggly stays perfectly at my side, as if in hand...and looks on.:) When I am not around, they have settled in and are civil (I spy on them).
So, yes. It could be possessiveness.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.