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post #1 of 5 Old 05-23-2012, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys! I'm bringing my new gelding to my stable tomorrow. Now he is my first horse, but I've been working with horses for years and am very comfortable. I was wondering what your suggestions are on riding him on his first day in a new place. Is it a good idea or should I let him get used to his surroundings first? Maybe just a short little ride around the arena? Any suggestions for helping him get comfortable in his new home quickly? He's moving directly into a herd of mostly mares, and has been low on the herd pecking order in the past. Thanks for your suggestions!
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-23-2012, 04:14 PM
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i wouldnt ride for the first few days just so he gets use to the new place. maybe lounge a bit? i dont ride the horses i get for 3 to 4 days after they are home then i start light riding, for a week then ride him more after that.
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post #3 of 5 Old 05-23-2012, 04:34 PM
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He's moving directly into a herd of mostly mares, and has been low on the herd pecking order in the past. Thanks for your suggestions!
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In my experience, a low gelding going into a herd of mares is going to be busy the first few days trying not to get his butt kicked too bad. Give him some time.
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post #4 of 5 Old 05-23-2012, 04:59 PM
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i know my moms horse is low and my two were keeping him away and it was a while before they all settled down. and get use to each other.
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post #5 of 5 Old 05-23-2012, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah that was what I thought. As sad as it is, I'm eager to ride him. Oh well, its for the best.
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