My First Horse (First Day) Getting Kicked By Other Horses
I could really use some advice. I purchased my first horse today! I was so excited! I have experience riding and was leasing for a while, but this is the first horse I have ever owned. We got her back to the stables where she is being boarded. It is a couple of large fields with about 9 horses on it and, unfortunately, one gelding (who tends to be a little bit of a bully), started harassing/biting her. She kicked at him in defense a number of times. I understand (when I called later) that she has a wound from a kick now. No lameness or tenderness. I'm guessing it is not serious. I will have to see in the morning how significant it is. I understand that it is normal for horses to work out the "pecking" order, but I am worried about her being seriously injured. Will this settle down shortly? Do I need to worry? I would appreciate any information. Thanks!