Hey you, it’s my hay

Pecking order in horse world

Body language rules.

Art Prescription: So there is a clear pecking order in a horse herd. There is an alpha horse, beta, and omega. In the wild it’s usually a mare who keeps the herd safe.

Horses are gentle creatures by nature and usually communicate with body language, ears laid back. Seldom does it escalate to more. Everyone knows their place.

Here is my horse Finn moving his paddock mate off of “his” hay.

Once he got his way he was happy to graze. She will move to another fresh pile.