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post #1 of 3 Old 11-07-2013, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Question about my mare...

So a couple weeks ago, we got two new mares to add to our herd of two so we would end up with four mares. Ever since we brought them home and got them ajusted, my horse has been pinning her ears at them constantly and at me. She knows she isn't suppost to and she knows that I'm the boss. Before we brought the new girls home, she never did this. She is my girl and I'm hers and she is getting the same amount of attention so I don't know why she is doing this. And she used to walk up to me no problem, would follow me around and everything, but now she is acting weird. She doesn't do this as much and she is always chasing the other mares, other than my other mare that we had before the new girls. I don't understand. Can someone explain to me why she is acting like this?
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post #2 of 3 Old 11-07-2013, 07:56 PM
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How big an area are they in?

And anytime you add horses to a herd, you will get this...or any animals....or people for that matter.

But they are trying to see who is who and such.

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post #3 of 3 Old 11-07-2013, 08:03 PM
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Any changes in a herd is a major disruption to a horse's life and it can take months for things to reach "steady state". Horses love consistency, so be the "constant" during this time, working and acting like you normally do, and things will work out.

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