Individual herd dynamic (IHD): the dynamic that involves just the self and a singular target. Example: a horse engages in a pace duel with one other horse, not thinking about the rest of the field, the length of the race, or anything else. IHD is one-on-one FIGHT. Horses that rely too much on individual herd dynamic will get lost if they have too much stimuli to interpret. They also are bullies. Things are great until they meet someone who is tougher/faster in the moment. Front-running horses that only run their best races when they are near the front of the herd, where there are limited stimuli, are usually overloaded in the individual herd dynamic. These can be great horses, but they are not versatile. Some strength in the individual herd dynamic is INTEGRAL to being a good racehorse, but the best horses usually are strong in both dynamics – STRONG in one-on-one battle but EFFICIENT in chaos.