My husband and I have five horses. Three of them are turned out together 24/7. My 9 year old QH mare is the dominant horse of this group. I have owned my mare since she was a long one year old. I have done all her training, she is a great horse. Laid back personality, etc. One of the horses in the turn out group in a five year old I am training and I ride her more than my 9 yr old mare. We have owned the five year old since she was two. She is low man in the pecking order.
I last two times I have returned the five year old to the herd after riding her, my mare has come up to me after I have released the other horse and made the noise that horses make when getting to know a new horse for the first time, that rapid more that a nicker but not a snort where they breath in and out rapidly and noisely. She is not agressive toward me she puts her nose near me and I love on her. But what is up with the greeting she is giving me?
Thanks for your help