Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Rustic has the right idea. Let them get to know each other with a fence inbetween. When I introduce horses I like to keep the new horse in the paddock where I feed them and the horse that's been here, out in the pasture but can see and smell each other over the gate - it's a dominance thing. I want the new horse to be in the area that I feed them and the old horse outside that area.
Depending on how they act I may keep them apart for a few hours or a few days. However long they are apart they may still be some kicking and chasing for a bit so expect that.
When I bring in a new horse I always do it as early in the day as I can allowing me as much daylight as possible.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.