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    03-01-2011, 04:48 PM
Help putting Missy back with the herd!

I bought Missy back on Thursday after she was sold for 6 weeks or so. She has been in a seperate area from the other two with a 20 year old TWH mare that is gentle. The other two are younger and playful and chase her when I put her with them. She HATES to be chased and squeals and pee squirts out. She was chased by my old gelding Thunder when I first put her with the herd and he broke his leg and had to be put down. I cannot handle the running and chasing it gives me a huge anxiety attack. I just give it more time? She still has the stitches and is under weight. Any suggestions? Thanks!!
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    03-02-2011, 08:35 AM
I normally don't bump...but...I need some advice!
    03-02-2011, 10:28 AM
Personally I'd give it a little more time. Horses have to adjust to being in a herd again, and she, and the other horses, are probably just trying to establish a pecking order. They'll settle down once they've decided who's boss, and who's not.

As for the peeing when she runs off, I've never seen a horse do that unless they are in heat, which may or may not have something to do with their behavior.
    03-02-2011, 10:30 AM
And I'm sorry about your gelding Thunder-- we had to put our QH gelding down for the same reason, he was kicking at a new pony through the fence and broke his leg right beneath the hock joint. It was an awful experience for my family
    03-02-2011, 11:01 AM
Thanks! She is in heat too, but I think they scared the pee out of her! Sorry about your gelding, it was really hard for us too. I will never be over it and the running really scares me because of it. When he was chasing her he was going faster than I had ever seen him go and he fell down on his shoulder and it was hugely swollen and he couldnt take one step. He was way out in the pasture and the vet had to put him down there. There was nothing she could do for him. He is buried there with my cat. Here he is with my son two summers ago.
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    03-02-2011, 11:32 AM
Wow he's beautiful. Sorry he died. I agree give your horse a little more time.
    03-02-2011, 01:19 PM
That's unfortunate, and I understand your anxiety. I would give it time if I were you. It will get better.
    03-02-2011, 10:48 PM
I've seen geldings act like studs when they're around a mare in heat, so that could be a reason why they're so intent on running her around the pasture, and why she might not have any interest in them. Keep us updated!
    03-03-2011, 08:25 AM
Thanks! I am going to give it another week before I try anything again. I will update.

Musicalmarie- he actually was "looking" like he was a stud a couple times and nuzzling her over the fence. This may be the problem!
    03-03-2011, 06:34 PM
Ha! Yeah, I've seen that happen before. I laughed and said "What do you think you're going to do with that?" hahaha Sorry if that was a bit crass ;P

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