***Over the past year, I’ve observed a change in three year old Pepper. She tends to spend most of her time near Tommy. Not interacting with the others.
This is a pattern I’ve noticed for fillies, not in their birth band, as they mature. Usually begins at two years of age.
Pepper and Tommy stayed at the Joshua tree. While the other moved around.
After TIM P went over to Cinnamon and they all began to walk farther away, Tommy “directed” Pepper to move in their direction.
She did. On the way, Tommy stopped to smell a stallion pile. Pepper dii too and looked back at him. Then she began to forage.