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post #1 of 3 Old 03-29-2008, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Any tips on bringing my new horse home?

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.
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post #2 of 3 Old 03-29-2008, 04:41 PM
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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.

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post #3 of 3 Old 03-29-2008, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for that. The only thing is the paddock he is going into is a shared paddock. Im hoping he will sort himself out and be happy.
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