Arthur smiled pleasantly as Dais whinnied again, shoving her face into Alexandra's hand and whinnying happily. One of the stallions snorted, and started to advance.
"Goliath, you calm down." Arthur said sharply, stepping in front of Alexandra as the stallion, much broader in the chest then the other two there. The young stallion, black with white highlights and spots on his flanks, backed down, snorting angrily. Arthur snorted angrily and stomped his hooves, half-lifting from the ground when the younger stallion insisted on circling.
A shrill neigh erupted from his throat, and he reared fully, hooves slashing the air and driving the younger stallion back. Goliath finally backed down, snorting. The mares pressed closer to Arthur, murmuring softly in submission. Arthur was the lead stallion, and any challenges to his authority were met with violent reception.
"I apologize. Goliath is protective, and he is not usually so aggressive." Arthur said softly, nuzzling her cheek as he felt the panting subside. He looked down at her. Daisy tentatively came back up.
"Sir, is Goliath going to be alright?" she murmured, her voice a soft and a gentle whinny.
"Of course Daisy, when he accepts that I need a mate, he'll be fine." he murmured.