I know exactly how you feel. We used to have 9 horses together. What a mess. But the squabbles eventually faded. And the fact that my mare is low on the totem makes her a prime target for bites. She normally knows to get out of the way in time but every now and then she just isnt quick enough. So for the past month, I havent been able to ride either because of the bites on her back. My filly on the other hand, she stays close to the boss mare, so she doesnt get much in the way of discipline from the others. But she does get her share. The funny thing is, is, when it is feeding time, she is next to the boss and the other horses will stay on the opposite side of the filly to eat away from the boss, as if to say, if the boss feels like she needs to bite, the filly gets it first. But that rarely happens. The boss will purposely go around the filly to get the other horses. Its kind of nice that she (filly) gets a little better treatment like that. We only have one mare that is soooo smart, she completley stays away from everyone else. So it is rare for her to have marks. Have you ever watched when a dominant horse chases another horse and that horse seems to get ****ed and chases another horse? It is so funny. Like the horse getting chased first is embarrassed and needs to prove herself to someone else. Gotta love just watching them in their own world.