We are bringing our new 9 year old stock horse home this week. His new home will be a paddock with 5 other horses. Im a bit worried about him settling in. Has anyone got any tips or anything I should do or need to know.
I'd suggest keeping him quarantined for a week to make sure nothing crops up health-wise.
Then you can chuck him in with the other horses and keep a close eye on them for a couple hours - make sure to have enough halters for all the horses handy just in case.
Horses will tend to play a little at first, but they shouldn't gang up on one horse and beat the poop out of it.