Apparently our horses are pretty good livestock guardians. Shortly after I left for work this morning, there were 4-5 coyotes in the pasture intent on the goats. The goats however were huddled down between 2 very protective, rather large, horses. Appal was particularly aggressive with them. The coyotes would circle but the horses stood their ground and if they got too close Appal would rear, scream, and strike at them. Nancy went out and yelled and the coyotes went over the fence but not for long. By the time they came back the goats were in their stall which is tucked behind Appal's, Appal was in her stall and Tessa was standing out in front with the coyotes running back & forth. By that time Nancy had the rifle and a few shots sent them on their way. Everybody here seems to be unscathed. Chickens are still in brooders and I don't know as they would have faired as well out in the pasture but this all took place pre-dawn and they wouldn't be out that early.