Over the summer, the herd that Denali lives with has changed a bit. The herd bosses Mary and Bailey were adopted, Denali's best friend moved to a training barn, and the other "lead horse" moved to the diet pasture. This left room at the top of the herd for a leader to take over.
Denali took no time in taking over.
I have to say that she is a really good mare. She's fair, she keeps everyone in line, and doesn't try to take everyones food for her own (most the time.) I would have never have guessed that she would be a good leader. Ever.
There are only 4 horses in their pasture right now. Two of them came in with injuries, which left Denali and Sunny alone to enjoy the pond/ multiple acres / and grass on their own. She was loving it. Then Denali decided to get an abscess and go lame, leaving Sunny the loan winner of "Survivor: Pasture Edition."