Originally Posted by ibedoc
Question: Do you think perhaps your horse just thought it was a dog instead of a "wolf"? Or has your horse had previous encounters with wolves. What I mean is perhaps he didn't know to be afraid?
He may have thought that - we have 3 dogs on the farm - however he paused a bit longer than he would have normally for a dog. Most times the horses barely acknowledge the dog's presence when they jump in and out of the bush.
I think his earlier exposure to other canines definitely helped with his attitude about the whole situation. There's also a fox who has a den near the horses' pasture, and the coyotes make annual runs through the area in the fall. So it wasn't his first tango with a canine, so he may have thought it was a rather large fox or coyote.