I have a three year old colt that has been really well behaved and in training for the last year. I have high hopes for him and would like to be able to show him and trail ride him around other horses (geldings). He's not been bred and I don't plan to until I know he'll be a good prospect for it and proves himself mentally and physically in training.
Should he be more socialized with another horse? We have a gelding but I didn't know if I should keep him completely separated from other horses or house him with a gelding. He has no respect for other horses because there was never another horse to tell him NO. He's always been separated. He gets corrected all the time for talking when walking past the other horse pens and would try to mount the gelding if he could, I'm sure. Would it be a bad thing for the gelding to teach him some manners in the pasture or would I be taking a large risk to my colt. I didn't know if this is something he should learn now instead of later or worse, on a trail ride. He's been on trail rides with the gelding before but gets in trouble a lot for trying to talk to him.
Will more ride time and experience correct the talking (as he gets used to being ridden and around other horses) or is this something, in your experience, that I will always have to correct?