I currently have my two mares boarded at a barn near my house BUT I am about two week away from having a shelter built and fencing finished and am bringhing my girls home. Are there any special things I need to do before I turn them loose in the pasture? Do I walk them around the perimeter of the pasture? Show them their new shelter? Keep them stalled for a few days Or just open the gate and turn them loose?
I would walk them around the perimeter just to show them the fence line and where the water is. Other than that, they'll explore and find everything else. Since you're moving two mares that have been together they'll should easily settle in within 2-3 weeks.
Paint, that's what I had planned to do. My mares are sisters that have been together for years, very bonded to each other. They are always touching each other. They will be moved together, just don't want to miss doing something that I should.
I would just turn them loose! Since they're aren't any other horses at your place, and they know each other, the move should be pretty easy! The only "stress" we have with bringing a new horse home is the horses that are already there run around like idiots wanting to get to the new horse. Haha. You won't have that problem. For us, WITH other horses it takes a few days. Yours should only take a day or two unless they're not good about going new places.
Yes, I know I can't wait till they are home. We have the stable finished and will be working on the fence Monday.
Thet are on full pasture now so no problems there. They are so easy going, I can't imagine them having problems, but ya never know!! Posted via Mobile Device
Another question on same subject. We are bringing our horse (1) IN 2 WEEKS, WILL SHE LONELY FOR AWHILE? SHE HAS BEEN IN STABLES WITH OTHERS FOR YEARS. ANYTHING SPECIAL I SHOULD DO SINCE SHE WILL BE BY HERSELF UNTIL THE GOATS ARRIVE NEXT MONTH? THANKS