Well, I don't know if this is happening with him or not. I go out to the pasture every day and didn't notice a dead body, but there were buzzards EVERYWHERE in the pasture. Winds up, there was a dead coyote with an obviously beaten up body. I had seen Max "playing" with other animals such as dogs and cats. Today, the owner of an Australian Shepherd said that her dog was walking the fenceline and went under the fence to the pond where Max is kept in a herd. She heard the dog yelp, ears flat against it's head and running full speed to the hole in the fence. Close on his heels was Max, same stance but snorting and running so fast she thought he'd slam into the fence. He stopped at the fenceline while the dog ran back to the owner. Is it possible he killed the coyote? Why would he all of a sudden start this? He's never savaged any animal before? Not even my Shih Tzu? Could it be that the dog was trying to herd a member of his herd? But why would he, of all the horses, give chase?