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    05-11-2012, 01:01 PM
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Foal
Introducing new horse to the herd??

As some of you know I am getting a new horse this weekend....I have two mares already the one I'm bringing in is also a mare. I want things to go smoothly introducing her, any suggestions???
     
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    05-11-2012, 01:03 PM
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Trained
Well first of all you need to have them separated for a while
Them introduce them slowly
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    05-11-2012, 01:13 PM
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Trained
We keep a new one separated by a fence for 3-5 days and then put the boss mare in with the new one for a few hours each of the next couple days to get the initial kicking and fussing out of the way. Once that is settled, I turn the new one out with the rest. There will still be some kicking with the others, but not as much. Typically everything is settled within 3 weeks.
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    05-11-2012, 02:07 PM
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Foal
Okay great, I have a round pen in the pasture now I will leave my new one in it for a couple days.....of course I'll exercise her and all too during that time;) Plus that will give me a chance to spend more time and bond with the new one as well!!
     
    05-11-2012, 03:14 PM
  #5
Trained
Keep up the good work
     
    05-11-2012, 03:24 PM
  #6
Trained
I've done this probably a good dozen times or more over the years. I separate the new horse over the fence from the herd. I do as above. I work the new horse with the herd members, trailer him/her with the new herd, etc. Once I did all of this, then took them all on a 2-week trail riding vacation, THEN put them all in together with no real problems.
I've also put a new horse in with the existing herd (LONG time ago) right away, and had my herd leader put him through the gate.
I should also caution--do you have or is your new horse an aggressive mare? THAT can makes things more difficult. Geldings are easier to do this with than mares.
     

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