Originally Posted by Celeste
If the horse in front doesn't mind, it may not really be that much of a problem if her nose is up his rear. It is usually only a problem if the horse in front kicks, and that solves itself pretty quickly because nobody likes to get kicked.
I think the horse should learn with a rider not to be up any horse's butt.
My mare used to want to be up the one's in front butt, it took a lot of patience with me turning her in circles, walking away from the ones in front but now she hardly ever gets up another horse's butt LOL in fact she quit often doddles along behind and then I have to trot her to catch up with the others......I think it's good for the horse to learn all positions, I like the idea of following one, then turn so that I'm leading and the other follows, then turn and follow the other one......you never know if there is a time that you have to lead to help another horse to go through/over something....