Horses not getting along

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Horses not getting along

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        07-31-2008, 03:04 AM
    Horses not getting along

    Well, I moved my mare to a new stable into a stall and paddock. The gelding next to her is very aggresive! They are divided by a 5 foot piped fence with a few strands of hotwire.

    The problem is that he is kicking the piped paddock so violently that I'm afraid he will have serious injuries. Now, my mare is no angel either, she is kicking also, just not as frequently. I watched them for 30 minutes hoping they'd settle down. I got my mare the hell out of there and it took some time to calm her down.

    Tonight, she is staying in the mare motel which I don't really care for until we figure things out. I think this barn is unlikely to shuffle the horses around for a more suitable match (hey, maybe that's why this is the last freak'n good stall).

    I don't want to keep her in the mare motel either cause it's small with no outdoor run, Anybody have any similiar encounters with aggressive neighboring horses? By the way, the ranch owner was not present to see this, but did suggest the two horses would likely work things out if I kept her in that stall. I wasn't going to risk her getting injured either. Did I not give them a chance? Anybody, have any ideas?

    Thanks for reading!
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        07-31-2008, 08:58 AM
    You must give them time--they will adjust and settle down. Let them work it out for themselves, they know what to do--they're horses.

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