Cactus Not Accepted
In August of this year we sent our soon to be yearling filly, Cactus, to my uncles to learn some manners. She was there for about 3 months and did great! She leads and loads like a pro, respects your space, picks her feet up (still need to work on a biting problem, when she gets frustrated!), she is finally up to speed to where other yearlings are. We decided to let her spend the winter in the pasture with our other horses (her mom) instead of in a stall.
So the big day came, we took her back home, let her out of the trailer, she looked around for a minute and then she realized where she was, she saw her mom, Sage, then she saw Lady and Cowyboy. She ran to them, and then it happened! Sage ran after her (we knew that would happen, Chance was only 6 days old), but Lady charged her and chased her across the entire 50 acres! And has been chasing and biting her ever since. It brakes my heart, it was like they forgot who she was. She has been there for 2 weeks now and she is still not allowed in the herd. Lady will not give her a break. We put Cactus in the round pen to eat and Lady circles the pen like a shark stalking her! Of course we don't allow this, but this us what happens.
Do we just give it more time? Should we move Lady as she is really the trouble maker? This is affecting our interaction with Cowboy, he is getting stand-off-ish.
Just looking for suggestions and advise.
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