Originally Posted by Mikesmalden
Omg. Folks I have 5 feed pans hanging on fence two hey holders two round bales and two large fresh water pans. The geldings end up eating together I can put feed in three pans and these two will share one then go to next pan. Just to clear that up. Main thing she's scared of my older gelding she won't even come close to water if he's by it. I'm hoping when she's feeling better because she was about dead she will put him in his place or he will at least leave her alone. She's for sure a female Only likes green hey sweet feed and fresh fresh water. And the barn. Thanks for reading but I think we was on the wrong track.
Mike, we've got the same makeup.....two geldings and a mare. They've been together 5 years now and the geldings are the same as yours. The mare, is continually submissive to the alpha gelding. The geldings will eat hay side by side and almost out of each others mouths.
The mare got butt bit for about a year, and to this day, keeps her distance from the alpha. It's funny though, when we trail ride, if the mare gets out of site of the alpha, he calls and calls for her.
So to answer your question, I think they'll find an uneasy peace but the mare will probably always remain leery of the Alpha gelding.