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Do horses really need a 'herd leader'?

Do horses really need a 'herd leader'?

Some trainers base their methods on the idea that every horse needs a 'leader' as they believe horses would have an 'alpha' or a 'leader' naturally within the herd. Is this really the case?

Why are some horses aggressive?

Why are some horses aggressive?

Equine scientists studying herds of wild horses rarely see any sign of aggressive behaviour. In fact, wild horses often go out of their way to avoid confrontation. So why do we see aggression in domestic horses?