When your horse is turned out in a herd you want to have the happy go lucky pony who gets along with everyone. Dickie has been in multiple herds both mixed and gelding only. He always seems to get along. He might pester others into playing buts he's never rude. Until now. My horse is officially a bully.
His best buddy at the last barn was a big sweet thoroughbred named Blue. Blue and Dickie were two peas in a pod. They loved to play but were not exclusive. They still enjoyed the company of other horses and were ruled by a little pony. A few weeks ago my friend decided to move Blue to my barn. When Blue spotted Dickie it was like two lovers being reunited after a war when one thought the other was dead.
At first we thought it was cute. I was a little surprised because they weren't that close at the old barn. I wasn't super worried though because they did just fine in a herd before. They had a healthy relationship and played nicely with others. This is not the case at new barn. They walk everywhere as close as conjoined twins. If one of them so much as senses another horse looks in their direction.
This is Mr Blue staring looking heartbroken when we took Dickie away. I always called Blue the good horse at old barn. Blue takes a treat so polite. And he was always a gentleman in the field. He's 17h and the pony could boss him with the flick of an ear from 50 feet away. I've learned not to be suprised by Dickies shenanigans but I'm shocked by Blue's asshattery. Blue bares his teeth like a wild stallion if another horse happens to walk within ten feet of Dickie. The two big bullies are quite enjoying big men on campus.
I can't fully summarize Dickie's mean girl behaviors without mentioning the cone. The cone existed before Dickie arrived but he decided from day one it belonged to him and only him. Don't s sniff my cone, don't look at my cone, don't walk by my cone. MINE MINE MINE! He packs the cone around sometimes smacking other horses as he goes. So rude Dickie. I disown you.