how to: (hope I post this in rite forum) - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 18 Old 10-09-2008, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Brooksville,Florida
Posts: 543
• Horses: 5
how to: (hope I post this in rite forum)

how do you Introduce horses to each other? I have one paint qh now and I am getting a arabian tomorrow, what is the best way to introduce them to each other? They will be in the same pasture.

nldiaz66 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 18 Old 10-09-2008, 10:38 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,824
• Horses: 2
well, i don't know all the details on introducing them, but i do know that you want to have them (to start) in seperate areas. Then you can move them to seperate areas where they can reach over and get to know eachother. then once you see that they do ok, you can supervise the visit, and if all goes well, turn em loose. sorry don't know much, hope that helps!
free_sprtd is offline  
post #3 of 18 Old 10-09-2008, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Brooksville,Florida
Posts: 543
• Horses: 5
ok, thats helps a little, but the thing is I only have one pasture, so I was thinking... putting my horse ( Koda)I have now in the stall, and letting the new one (Pharoah) loose in the pasture because I will be bringing him home late at nite. So do you think they will be ok, I will probably be out there all nite.

nldiaz66 is offline  
post #4 of 18 Old 10-09-2008, 11:02 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,824
• Horses: 2
ya that would probably be just have to be careful mixing the two because they need to distinguish their places in the "herd". can the horses socialize through the stalls?

when i brought my gelding to the barn, they kept him in a stall by himself until he settled in for about a week, then they moved him to a stall that was next to another horse, then to the turnout where he could reach over on both sides to other horses. it's a great way for them to slowly find the pecking order.
free_sprtd is offline  
post #5 of 18 Old 10-09-2008, 11:10 PM
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 674
• Horses: 3
introducing horses can be tricky. Just remember that its completely normal fo them to squeal and do a little kicking and biting. They will be ok and soon settle down. Its best not to interfere unless one is getting bullied excessively. Plus, they could accidentally kick you if you get too close when they're being silly.

When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ~William Shakespeare
sempre_cantando is offline  
post #6 of 18 Old 10-10-2008, 12:56 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 627
• Horses: 0
Does your horse(s) have shoes on? If so, be extra careful. If they kick eachother, even barefoot, it could be bad. Are the horse(s) dominate? Be extra careful, if so.
What I like to do is let them sniff noses through a fence or something & do this several times (REMEMBER to stay away from their hindquarters and don't want to be kicked or striked at). When I know that they won't bite or anything, I'll turn them out in the arena (or a smaller pasture) and one will have a preferably breakaway halter (just in case). Then, turn them out and let them play around and I'll watch 'em for few minutes.
If everything goes smoothly, I'll turn them out together.
Good luck!
Cheval is offline  
post #7 of 18 Old 10-10-2008, 08:57 AM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Posts: 13,165
• Horses: 3
Good advise but I would change just one thing. I'd put the new horse in a stall instead of the old one. I would not want a new horse, who is just leaning a whole lot of new things (people, places, horses, noises, etc) the freedom of a pasture on his first night.

The Arab is a hotter blooded horse then your paint and may react to things and noises that your current horse may not - especially at night.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

It's not always what you say but what they hear.
iridehorses is offline  
post #8 of 18 Old 10-10-2008, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Brooksville,Florida
Posts: 543
• Horses: 5
thats what I was thinkin, iridehorses: put the new one in stall.
No my horses don't have shoes.

My other question if ya'll can help me out is... the new horse (Pharoah- like saying fair-row) is on pellet feed that is called 11% reliance I'm not sure who makes it but will find out. I can't found that feed where I'm at, so I was going to pick some up down there when I pick the horse up, what other feed should I switch him over too? I know I have to do it over a (about) month time period. He is 7 yrs. old gelding 14.1 hh, he gets one scoop 2 times a day and on pasture 24/7 thanks

nldiaz66 is offline  
post #9 of 18 Old 10-11-2008, 12:33 PM
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 6,672
• Horses: 12
Is this new gelding broke to ride?
Are you going to be working him?

Generally, if a horse isn't working, especially Arabians, I would not suggest putting them on such a high protein feed UNLESS they are having issues with keeping weight on.

If he is not being worked, I would suggest slowly weaning him OFF the feed, as opposed to keeping him on it, partly because it will make him more hot if he is not working it off, and partly because of Azoturia (tying up syndrome), especially if he'll be kept in a stall for a bit.

How is the temperment on Pharoah? Is he a pretty laid back guy, a little more hyper?

I would love to see pictures as well! :)

Whispering Secret Arabians
Registered Solid and Sabino Arabians
WSArabians is offline  
post #10 of 18 Old 10-12-2008, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Brooksville,Florida
Posts: 543
• Horses: 5
WSArabians: yes Phoroah is broke to ride and I will be working him, once he is settled in. as far as his feed, I could not buy any down there where I got him from, and the old owner said she didnt have anymore to give me.So I had no clue what to do, I went to my local feed store and told them the story..and she said to try 10% feed-pellets, (dont know the name of the feed, sorry I'll get back to you with it) and to give him a handful at a time and increase it a little a day so he doesnt get colic and he is also getting coastal hay,and pasture.I only keep him in the stall at night for the first few nights.So far he is doing good on this feed.
Sorry for a dumb questions, but what is Azoturia?
His temperment on a scale 1-10,10 being high, I would say a 4, he is pretty much laid back.

nldiaz66 is offline  

new pic

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I hope none of you have to experience this! ohmyitschelle Horse Health 11 09-01-2008 03:04 AM
Best Time Ever !!!!!! - hope i get the job! Zanesgirl Horse Riding 8 08-07-2008 10:39 PM
New to forum, but not horses. plz read my post in training! Light-Hikari Meet the Community 3 07-16-2008 11:28 PM
Hope It's in right place !!!! Miischiief General Off Topic Discussion 17 03-24-2007 07:25 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome