Help - Introducing the new horse
Idea's, thoughts, help.
We have had Polly Anna about month. She is 3.
Dusty came to us on Saturday. He is 14yo gelding.
We didn't introduce them to each other until today we kept a fence between them.
At first, I thought it was going to go real well. They were nose to nose, ears alert. Then all of the sudden Polly Anna got excited, made quite a bit of noise, and raised her front hooves, landing one on a rung of the gate. Nothing serious, she easily slid it off.
We backed her up some. She did it again. I still can't decide if I think she was being mean or just excited. When she was back in her pasture, she ran wild in circles and bucking, etc.
A couple times, Dusty backed off, even turned his back to her, looked like his feelings were hurt, but then he'd turn around excited again.
Any suggestions for trying this again?