Re: What's your horses rank in the herd?
my 2 are in a mixed herd of 10, difficult to tell exact possition! my mare used to always be top mare when at my old place with a few other mares, but now she isnt. have one very dominant mare, one very passive mare and mine who is a flirt who all the boys like, but 3 of them are protective of her, wont let the new gelding near! my boy likes both the mares, but isnt top dog, only when it comes to food and then he can chase anyone off! so think they are both in the middle, as not the most dominant or the weakest. the herd has one outsider who is a bit of a loner, but they are a pretty close nit bunch.
recently pigs have moved in just across the river from our field, apparently the dominant mare spotted them and went and bought one horse at a time to see them before chasing them off!
i like watching them interact, but also interesting how they are with me- i can get near all the horses, but my 2 will be over protective of me and will sometimes get jelous and chase the others off! mostly because they know im there dinner giver and dont want to share! i can also feed mine in the field and if im there the more dominant horses wont get near as they know i wont let them, the top mare and gelding will even graze right near by