A new study highlights the complexity of horses' social lives
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Anectotal but interesting: my horse is ”central” in its herd but not the most dominant and avoids altercations. While out hacking with the herd dominant, my horse prefers to walk second in line or just a few feet behind side by side, while the dominant insists on taking the lead - except in spooky areas. Here, he sends my horse forward, a role my horse is willing to take and almost seem to expect. Once the scary item is behind the group, the dominant quickly takes back the lead😊
Lowest centrality indices are all Shetlands?!