Originally Posted by PoleBendingRider
so I have this new horse, and she is extremelly herd bound. She has been rescued twice. When I ride by myself she is good, but if she can see another horse she freaks and when I let her sniff another horse she strikes out and squeals.
This isn't about being herd bound, it's about getting along with others. She may have been low on the pecking order and/or hurt by other horses in a herd, or frankly, some horses just don't like each other. A few years back one of our mares was nose to nose with one of my friends' horses and her horse tried to nip her. That was it for my mare...they would not
be buddies, and I do make sure they have a little distance between them when we ride together.
In any case, you do want to let her know that the behavior is not acceptable and try and keep her focused on you (as hard as that may be).