Introducing a weanling to the herd - question
I'll make this brief. If you need more info let me know. I have an about 9 1/2 month old filly. She was recently weaned in an adjacent pen to the other three horses (one of which is her momma). We adopted the filly and her momma in March. They were kept together for about a week and a half to get used to their new surroundings, then separated to wean as the filly was still sucking on momma. The filly has been kept in the adjacent pen by herself since weaning. I want to get her moved in with the other horses (all mares - 3, 7, & 10). The only problem is that I'm concerned that she may be bullied when I put her with them and I don't want her to get hurt since she's smaller and probably not as quick as they are. Does anyone have any advice or comments? Thanks.