Originally Posted by site4pets
We just rescued 3 horses and the owner is coming to get them by the beginning of November. Star my 15 year old quarter horse keeps running at them (she was on the opposite side of the field and randomly trot/cantered at them then bit them) She has done it twice already, we don't know their ages but were pretty sure there all mares. Its 1 white, 1 buckskin, and 1 chestnut.
How can I stop this and why is she doing it? Thanks
You are pretty sure
they are all mares? You haven't looked??
You can't stop her.. its completely natural for horses to go through the process of a pecking order.
Sometimes they all figure it out quickly, other times it takes a little longer. As long as your mare is not seriously hurting the other horses, I would let them figure it out on their own. If your mare is really hurting any of them and drawing blood, you may have to seperate if you can.
But usually they will figure it all out and everyone will know their place.
I have only had to seperate one horse from my alpha in all the years I've had him, he would constantly run the horse and was out for blood.