Horses have become a true obsession of mine. Reading them, understanding them, interacting with them, working with them, becoming a partner with them.
I am learning natural horsemanship. Natural horsemanship in a definitive explanation is: Speaking horse. You are pretty much imitating what a horse does
in speaking to the other horses. Now, this photograph really intrigues the heck out of me. In this workshop that I just photographed, the herd was being moved to go around the arena. The top horse must be, the bay. Bay, is a color, brown, with black tail, mane, feet. His name is Desi. Ok, so here we have the alpha top horse in front, who do you think would be next in the herd of the totem pole? I would say, the white horse. Her name is Whimsy. She doesn't seem affected by the bucking "stay out of my hind end area" Desi. Now, look at the paint horse in the far right corner. Oh, she is respecting him, and his asking of "get off my hiny".
Her name is Lakota. Look at her head so high in the air! She is even the farthest back from Desi. OK, so, I am sure that Julie Robins can explain all of this!