Understanding Herd Dynamics

What are your horses’ pasture behaviors telling you and what can you do to help groups live together harmoniously?

On some days my two horses walk the perimeter of their field along the fenceline. Patrolling, I guess. Or getting exercise. The 4-year-old gelding, Solstice, is always in front. His mother, Sabrina, is behind.

My teenage daughter tells me, “Look, Solstice is the leader!” But watching Sabrina’s head down and nose out close to Solstice’s tail makes me think that Sabrina’s

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