introducing my horse to the other horses in the pasture..
i am moving my gelding up to college with me on campus, there are indoor stalls and outdoor pens as well as like an outdoor chute/pen where the other girls horses are together. i dont really want to put my gelding in a stall, he has been on open pasture his whole life and i wouldnt imagine he would like being in a stall the slightest. when and how is a good time to introduce them to the same pen?? i will want them seperate at first with contact over the fence, but im not sure when a good time if at all would be to put them together. he isnt an aggressive horse, and has been in a heard of 30+ horses up until this last year. but he does, like any horse, try to show dominance and tries to nip at our mare back home over the fence sometimes... at the same time you can tell he wants to play with her when they are on seperate sides of the pasture at home etc....
there are 2 other horses here outdoors, in the same pen.
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