Originally Posted by paint23
Ok I just recently moved my horse to a new pasture and put him in there with another gelding, I figured they would both be happier to have a buddy. But ever since I moved him he is very skittish of me and unless I have feed he wont let me touch him. This horse has never acted like this in the two years I have had him. The other horse is pretty mean to him, that is the only thing I can think of that has him acting this way. How long should I let him settle in to see if this is how he is going to be all the time or if he will go back to his usual self? He is not the same horse at all! It is so sad :(
I read all the other replies and came back to your post.
Did you let these horses get use to one another before putting them together, like a week or so in a seperate area ? Or did you just dump him into the other horse's pasture?
You stated the other horse is mean to your horse, I see that as the problem right there, your horse is on the bottom of the pecking order and is scared at this point, and that is why he won't let you touch him, it is called fear.........
Chances are he will remain on the bottom of this pecking order.......