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post #11 of 29 Old 10-04-2013, 07:10 PM
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My horse is towards the bottom. I think only 1 of the horses in his herd is below him at the moment, and he's about to go to a new home, so my horse might be at the very bottom soon enough!

Funny thing is that when I got him, both his seller and previous owner said that he was very dominant. The only time I have heard of him really being dominant in the herd is when one particular new horse was introduced and my horse really picked on him. I figure that meant that horse and mine were fighting it out for who's the highest of the low

Most every horse is that group gets pushed around by the little Welsh pony ^_^
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post #12 of 29 Old 10-04-2013, 07:24 PM
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My boy used to be near the bottom when he was younger, but now, as a 7yo, he had become the top male in our previous herd and is steadily gaining this position in the new herd. He's always been dominant (not violent, though, just aiming to be respected), so I kind of expected that.

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post #13 of 29 Old 10-04-2013, 07:54 PM
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Well one of my horses is top mare of the herd. Nobody touches her.

My young Warmblood is in the middle. She mostly stays with her group, but she does get beat up by some of the geldings.

Then there's Lana. She's a VERY strange horse. There's a few horses that try to like go graze with her but she just runs to the other side of the field. She's not mean to other horses, just would prefer to have a human in her space. So I guess she would be considered unranked? XD

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post #14 of 29 Old 10-04-2013, 07:57 PM
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With all the horses I own, he is in the top. But with his pasture mate he is only second out of the two. But he doesn't mind biting her back when she decides to bite him!

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post #15 of 29 Old 10-08-2013, 07:09 PM
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I have 2 geldings, a former breeding stallion (technically hubby's horse) and his son, (mine, all mine). Ironically the younger son, evil spawn is boss over his daddy, strange I thought.

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post #16 of 29 Old 10-08-2013, 07:55 PM
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My horse is a loner. The other horses stay out of his way, at all costs and he generally ignores them. They won't come anywhere near him, though.
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post #17 of 29 Old 10-08-2013, 08:05 PM
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My mare is in a field of 5, including herself. She's 2nd to the top, after her favorite gelding.
She beats up on the other mare, but mostly laves the geldings alone (except when she wants their hay) haha

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post #18 of 29 Old 10-08-2013, 08:13 PM
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Dead bottom , boarded her out to my old coach when I first got her she had over 9 bite and kick marks , when i came to check on her they were trying to get there horse to stop chasing her. And heard the opposite story from my current coach in the summer , apparently my horse chased around her TB , hurt his leg and gave him ulcers.... yet everywhere else ive been (minis , Shetlands) my horse is always dead bottom... have never seen her make a feeble attempt to stick up for herself.... lol
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post #19 of 29 Old 10-09-2013, 01:36 AM
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My largest mare is as low on the totem pole as it gets, lol. She is a 17.2h TB (the largest at our barn by a lot), and even when a new horse is turned out with her she's still bottom

My pony was top of the top at our old place for many many years, now she generally gets turned out on her own just because she's tiny and older (still thinks she's 2), she's very finicky with where she feels like being for the day. not sure how I'd classify her now. She's definitely boss over my other mare.
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post #20 of 29 Old 10-09-2013, 02:22 AM
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Rose is second from the bottom, ranked behind a 20yr old cow who is so decrepit she struggles to walk (Called Sweetie, but she is NOT), a yearling calf (TBone), a younger calf (Chilli) and a merino wether (Bouncer). Then there is Rose the neurotic pony and lastly the merino ewe (Trouble).
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