My mare and Gelding fight....=( - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
 10Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 15 Old 02-13-2013, 03:33 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 5,291
• Horses: 0
Many of the haffies I've come across have been "bullies". Odd are this happens more times then you have seen, its probably nothing new to your mare. If after 9 months he is still being *aggressive* (not get way from my hay pile behavior, totally normal), then i would sell him (especially if he can be ridden!) and look for another more level headed horse. Just like people not all horses mix well together. If the two were in a herd of 20 it wouldn't make a difference, plenty of other animals to socialize with! But imagine your horse picked you a "friend" to sit with you in your bedroom all day. Just you and her, and you didn't really like each other... Yeah, you get the point. Lol.
Posted via Mobile Device
CowboyBob and horsekat like this.
SlideStop is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 15 Old 02-13-2013, 03:37 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
Posts: 6,204
• Horses: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by waleybean View Post
Some horses, like people, just don't like each other. It may be that case with these two.
Very true. It doesn't happen all that often that they don't work it out, but it does happen.
Posted via Mobile Device
PaintHorseMares is online now  
post #13 of 15 Old 02-13-2013, 04:05 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
Posts: 23,283
• Horses: 3
There are actually plenty of horses that do live quite happily on there own or with company of a goat or whatever and that is far less stressful (and safer) for them than constantly being bullied and attacked.
I had a pony mare that would never tolerate another horse in with her - they would get a couple of runs around the field and then pushed either over the fence or through it she was so aggressive - yet a perfect pony to ride and was fine with other horses in every other way
I might have once been of the 'let them sort themselves out' way of thinking but having a wonderful 15.2 horse have its leg smashed to pieces by a 13.2 pony that didnt appreciate company I have since changed my mind
If you can keep them in separate paddocks where they can at see each other then it might be for the best
Very few people who keep their horses at home can simulate anything close to a herd environment
acorn and horsekat like this.
jaydee is offline  
post #14 of 15 Old 02-13-2013, 11:32 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 5,291
• Horses: 0
For the time being, since there is one large paddock then the two smaller ones you can rotate. One goes into the large pasture, one stays in the paddock. Then rotate them day and night.
Posted via Mobile Device
SlideStop is offline  
post #15 of 15 Old 02-14-2013, 11:11 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,919
• Horses: 0
There are 5 herds of horses here. each has its dominate horse.
One herd has a couple of mares that still jockey for position in the herd. they are both second to a very calm mare.
Neither horse will tolerate the other anywhere near her without charging or biting. It is not very aggressive anymore and they only do so at feeding time.
IMO you have 2 options turn them loose together and keep them there or separate them completely. Returning them to the same pasture and separating them at night only causes them to fight again when in the same pasture.
horses and people are creatures of habit .
the only other time i have seen the behavior you are describing was years ago.
An arab gelding was dominate over every horse he ever encountered. a mare that I owned would challenge him every time he was near. she was the only horse he ever bullied, kicked or bit. she would not accept him as the leader.
She wasnt even second dominate. Shalom
dbarabians is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mare or Gelding? i love my arab Horse Talk 21 02-13-2013 07:09 PM
Gelding or Mare???? crazyfilly Horse Talk 4 06-03-2012 06:27 PM
Gelding or a Mare? kittyaurora Horse Talk 24 01-20-2012 05:11 PM
Mare or Gelding? AlmostThere Horse Talk 62 12-17-2009 03:23 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome