Originally Posted by Casey02
Yes it is normal, as long as no one is beating the crap out of the other, after a week or two. Like you noticed they kind of settled down now, and that's a good thing. I am kind of a stickler about this. I don't like seeing horses beat up each other for food. We have a mare boarded at our place that is nasty. She will walk over to the other horses and just kick the snot out of them. For no reason other than she is bored. (her owner does nothing with her, and I think the horse has more energy than it knows what to do with) If I were you (if you feed hay) put it in a few piles that way if the gelding chases the mare she will still have food and vice versa. I like to put a pile or two more than I have horses. In your case 4 or 5 piles of hay. That's just something I like to do
Luckily, we haven't seen that happen, he just walks over to her with his ears pinned and takes her bowl and she moves to his bowl. I do put out several piles of hay and they don't seem to mess with each other as much over the hay it is at sweet feed and grain time that they mess with one another.