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Re: [RC] [RC] Bully and jealousy? - A. Perez

 This is a tough problem.  I too own an 'alpha' gelding.  The
only horse he does not pester is the 'alpha' mare.  I think it
is natural for at least one horse int he herd to become dominant
and to adopt the 'stallion' role in nay herd.  In my geldings
case, he generally makes anuisance out of himself but I have not
seen him d anything likely to injure another horse: mostly he
just charges up to them with ears pinned.  

 Your approach of driving your horse form the herd may work to
teach your horse not to pester the others while you are around,
mist likley he'll be bossy to them as soon as you are not
around.  When you are there you assume the role of 'stallion',
but he will step back into the role as soon as you go.  Unless
he is likely to injure another horse or person, don't worry
about it.  It is normal equine dynamics.  Somebody has to be the
alpha horse and your guy thinks it's him.  Let the pecking order
sort intself out.  If you do think he will iinjure another or
get injured, you need to pull him from the herd.  If there is a
single timid horse he is pestering, perhaps removing that horse
is the answer.  But other then altering the mox of horses, I
don't think much can be done to alter the pecking order.

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