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post #11 of 29 Old 04-15-2007, 01:09 PM
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Mine is a Leader when he is feeling brave! lol x
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post #12 of 29 Old 04-15-2007, 01:16 PM
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i don't really know what mine is! - when we hack or ride atall infact, he is very forward going!! so i am always in frount, but i think thats just because his gaits are so fast! especcially the trot and gallop!!
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post #13 of 29 Old 04-15-2007, 04:41 PM
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hmm i would call Junior a leader definitely. He charges at the other horses and sometimes people at the barn. He can be quite dominant and a handfull.
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post #14 of 29 Old 04-15-2007, 06:57 PM
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In his old paddock he THOUGHT he was the leader- but there was a mare who was. He thinks he's all that because he's in a single paddock now(he has horses on both sides who he tries to boss around) On rides he loves to be in front!
So i would say he's a leader.
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post #15 of 29 Old 05-05-2009, 06:30 PM
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That depends on whether I am riding or if they are loose. Riding, they are fine anywhere; front, rear, middle. But if they are loose, Denny, Koda, and all the others are followers. Dobe is definitely the leader. He even bosses the Perch stud that outweighs him by about 1000 lbs. He is VERY aggressive almost to the point of being vicious with all other animals; dogs, cattle, other horses, everything. Of course, with people, he is just a huge sweetie.

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post #16 of 29 Old 05-05-2009, 08:49 PM
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Interesting thread. Both horses will take their cue from me under saddle, doesn't matter lead, middle or drag.

In their paddock or pasture, well I'd have to say, they are both quite dominant. T does seem to look to Walka more and more for the old "relax, everything's ok",probably due to sight loss. Although she still grazes near or away from him equally.

Wonder if both could be alpha's? Certainly seems that way in their own special ways.
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post #17 of 29 Old 05-05-2009, 08:58 PM
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Leader all the way lol ive tried to make her follow sometimes but in the end she leads :) she loves leading and if not its a race to the lead ha ha ha
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post #18 of 29 Old 05-05-2009, 09:04 PM
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my TB personally doesn't care either way if we are just walking, trotting or cantering. but if we start to gallop, watch out! his race horse instinct kicks in and he pulls with all his might to get to the front.
I haven't had my mare but 2 days so idk which one she is but she sure is Alpha in the field, she will put my 2 boys in their place!

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post #19 of 29 Old 05-06-2009, 01:30 AM
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oh my i am training my gelding and we have been on several rides so far and he HAS TO BE THE LEADER!! HAHA he's the newbie and automatically has to be in front. ive tried to make him follow as well, but he just gets antsy. i am a leader myself so i think it's kind of nice for him to be the same way right off the bat.
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post #20 of 29 Old 05-06-2009, 04:21 AM
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well my horse is a follower cause he is the youngest except for the miniature
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