|Molly helping run calves through the squeeze chute|
She doesn't appear scared of the horses, sniffing around their feet and walking close to them. Now and then, I've had to get after her about running up and barking at them.
The cattle are a different story. My daughter said Molly's scared of cattle. I don't see that in her. She is more aggressive if there's a fence between her and the cattle, but she goes in the field with me and helps/watches Boots work the cattle when we move them.
Boots our Border collie has had the "cow" sense since a puppy. She's taught us more about moving cows than we've taught her. She circles around them and brings them to us if we want them, or she trots back and forth behind them moving them forward. She also knows arm signals. We can point and wave and she gets behind the cow we point at and moves it into the herd.
|Molly and Boots waiting for me to signal|
The other evening as we (the dogs and I) were herding the cattle into the field we hold them in at night, I noticed Molly watching Boots and mimicking her back and forth movement behind the cattle herd. Who knows by the time her family returns she may just be a cow dog and not want to go back to them.