Introduced new mare to a pasture with two geldings
We just got a new boarder with a 9 year old mare. Our two geldings are 22 and 26 years old. She was in a separate pasture for a week and is now with them. When she was separated from them, they hardly ever went to the fence to pay her any attention. Of course she wasn't happy with that. Now that they are all together, the geldings keep picking on her, constantly chasing her away. She keeps coming back of course. If I separate them, she goes crazy but they don't care. One of our geldings has since gone from quiet to aggressive towards her and the other gelding. We have a 3 stall barn with two pastures. She hates being alone of course so we have no other option but to put her with them. The mare is always anxious and is a pain to catch for both her and her owner. The first few days she wouldn't go in her stall to eat. I also can't even put a halter on her. (I've never seen her owner try to put one on her.) They have only been in the pasture together for about a week. I expected some kicking, nipping and such but isn't this a little much? Any suggestions? Or if this keeps happening should I tell her owner she needs to leave? My gelding (the other gelding isn't mine) has already been kicked and it left a scrape.
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