We need guardians for our sheep. Otherwise the coyotes think they can eat sheep anytime they want. Not a good idea. So I have several type of guardians.
Emma is a retired show horse. She competed in the Arabian big show called "Scottsdale". She also competed in quite a few other shows and did well. But since I got her, her life is to be my trail horse and guard the sheep.
She comes when I call. Notice the sheep are right behind her. If something scares them, they run to her and she runs around the sheep scaring them off. She is quite the good guardian. If a human is tending a hurt sheep, she will hover over you and makes all sorts of displeasing noise to let you know you are in big trouble if you hurt her charges. (Ask Jeanne B about this!)
She takes her role very seriously.
She turns into a dark bay in the summer and he coats get dark dapples. She loves to show off all the time. She is quite a talker too. Her sire is Desperado V, owner by Sheila Varian.
She keeps between you and the sheep. She can be quite snarky to the Border Collies if she thinks they are too pushy. when we work the sheep, we have to put her up in one section as she keeps the sheep in a tight circle and won't let the dog move them. She is a good mare and a great asset to our farm.