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Re: [RC] Being the Herd Leader - Karen Sullivan


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From: <heidi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I was blessed for many years with a real "Lead Mare" herd leader, and for
all the years that she was in charge, there simply wasn't any squabbling.
Each horse knew her place, and that was that.  Squabbling is a sign that
the herd lacks a real "alpha" leader, and that the pecking order is still
in dispute.

Heidi


No kidding...I had one of those, miss that gir,l and none of my current
mares
are anywhere near ready to step into her horseshoes.....

Best thing she did was establish order and manners in the trailer.  I would
throw horses into my 5h aluminum stock combo, no fussing with partitions.
I also would charnge order on occasion so they would not get too used to
getting a certain spot.  One young mare started to act up one trip out to a
ride
and cause some commotion. On the drive home I parked Chancey, the alpha
mare from h*$l, and she soon settled HER hash. Nota peep out of her rest of
ride.
Karen


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[RC] Being the Herd Leader, Jonni
Re: [RC] Being the Herd Leader, heidi