The evil eye

Freedom giving me the evil eyeI enjoy watching the herd dynamics among our group of four horses. Interestingly, while Freedom is the only gelding, he’s also the boss. Mostly a benevolent dictator, he makes his feelings known by giving the evil eye. Occasionally, he’ll give Willow a nip (if she’s trying to eat his grain), but more often just nasty face works.

Of course, when he tries it on me, the effect is not so predictable! I rarely let him have his way just because he tries to look mean.

Usually just putting his halter on is enough to remind him that he’s not the boss of me. Funny how a few strips of leather makes him much more submissive.

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