Originally Posted by usandpets
There's a lot of info we don't know so we can only speculate. How many horses are there? Just the 4 or are there more? How many pastures are there? Just the 2, a small isolated one and a bigger one or are there more? Who's normally out with the mares? Your or hers or neither?
You say that she should move hers. Would hers then be isolated? Horses are herd animals, so it's not really "fair" to isolate either hers or yours.
It's also not right to throw two unaquanted horses together. They should be allowed to get introduced over a fence but that isn't always feasible. Even then there will still be squabbles and injuries.
You said your horse has a long scar from the first time but later you say he has two wounds. Horses heal pretty well. I've seen quite a few injuries that never scarred up.
I don't think I would consider her horse as aggressive. If her horse kept chasing your horse around the pasture and yours had several injuries, then yes I would. Her horse is only putting your horse in place in the herd. It has only been 2 times they have been together. It's normal for them to get injured when being introduced. If you keep pulling them out right away, it will never get better.
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There are 2 pastures, a large one and a small one. There are 4 horses total, 2 mares and 2 geldings. In the 6 months we've been there the two geldings have been in adjacent pastures so it's not like they'be been completely isolated from each other. There are now two wounds total, an old one from the first bite that did leave a long scar and this new one on his back. Posted via Mobile Device