Best way to introduce two horses?
I have a 12 year old gelding and a yearling filly. I plan on showing both of them this year, so they will have to trailer together and be next to each other in the stall overnight.
In the limited interaction they've had with each other (mostly for photos) my gelding will pin his ears and snap at her if she gets too close. He's not a very aggressive horse, but is the alpha horse in his pasture and can get a little uppity if he thinks a horse is going to take his food!
Obviously it isn't a good idea to turn them out together due to the huge age difference (and the fact that there are 7 other older horses out there), but it isn't possible to have the filly turned out in the pasture right next to his.
Riders aren't 16 and pregnant. Riders are 16 and arthritic.