Ok here goes. My gelding Shadow was never kept with mares until I brought him home, and my in-laws got their 2 mares.
So I figured why not just put them together.
Well i've separated my 2 geldings from the 4 mares because of his 'studly' behavior, and the simple fact that he acts like a butt when I take him out for a ride. Our yearling colt is displaying the same behavior (learning from his elder). So i've had enough of their attitude with me when I take them out, so I separated them.
I must say i'm amazed at how well my horses respect the fence. Now, they are in separate fields, but I can't help that they can see each other (for the most part), they have everything they need (so do the girls). I just did this this morning and a simply and easily as possible for the both of them. I took them both out at the same time, and put them in the next field at the same time, they went straight to get a drink and proceeded to eat. Now, that half the day is over, they've been doing nothing but pacing/racing the fence and whinnying. Though they have not tested the fence (its hot
). Is there any way for this process to be any easier on them?? I'm mainly concerned about them overworking themselves from all the carrying on. Also sort of weaning our yearling at the same time (i could not help him staying with his mom for so long, had issues
(none of my geldings are proud cuts)