Sunday, November 2, 2008

Boss Mare is so....BOSSY!

I did a little shuffling around today, moving horses around. I switched Jazzy and Squirrel. I switched Honey and Dobbs.

Then I opened the gates and turned everyone out. I have 6 stalls, and 4 pasture runs. Honey, while her ankle is still swollen, was bearing weight, so she and Dobbs were turned out.

Jazzy's new run is next to Millie's, and they share a pasture. Jazzy would NOT allow Millie out in the pasture. She would let Millie stand at the gate, but every time Millie walked out onto the grass, Jazzy would run her back.

At one point, Millie got brave and charged down the fence line to the other end of the pasture. I lost sight of them, then shortly, Millie came SCREAMING back to the barn and Jazzy stood at the gate with her ears pinned. The point was clearly understood, and Millie didn't leave the relative safety of the barn for the rest of the day.


Anonymous said...

Poor baby!

Karen V said...

Don't feel sorry for her...she's a BRAT! LOL!! Boss mare is totally helping me out!

ezra_pandora said...

Darn mares. I have two as well. Have had the one for 5 years and the other for about 1 1/2 years. They just started trying to decide who's alpha in their little pasture of 3 mares. My two kicked the crap out of each other and the 3rd poor little mare just stayed away. So after a bunch of scars, I still don't know if they even sorted it out. All the geldings in the gelding pasture were going at it too, so maybe it was something in the air. Hopefully not a yearly event. Hope you get things sorted out with the crabby ladies.