Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mid Northern TN
Blaze, Willow, Tuffy are the mares and Sage is your gelding, right? How are they all (individually) on groundwork? I was reading one site about introducing horses that suggested working them together. The idea is that if you put two (or more) horses that don't know each other or don't normally live together in a working environment they will bond while they work. So, for example, you might turn two out in the arena together and make them both work, do lunging, drive them over obstacles, move them around the arena, and make them WORK hard if they do anything other than focus on you (including getting pissy with each other). Repeat that until they're accustomed to behaving well and working together, never allowing them to practice bad behavior towards each other, and then turn out together once it's routine for them.
Some horses may never get along, but with time, patience and enough access to food, water, and space, most horses can at least be turned out together safely.