I have all day open Saturday, and am hoping he can get delivered in the morning. The BO is going to keep him in his own paddock for the day and evening, and then introduce him to the other geldings on Sunday. When he arrives, what should I do? Just let him wander around and explore w/no interaction from me? Walk him around the property? Work with him on the ground? I am so new to all of this.
And for when he gets introduced to the herd, same questions. I'm assuming then it will be best to let horses be horses and meet one another.
I read through other threads on this topic and it seems to be suggested that the new horse have a week just to settle in, with plenty of love, attention and groundwork. I think I'll follow this, because I'd really like to start creating a relationship with him before I hop on his back.
I'm just nervous-I'm excited about this off-farm lease but it's my first time. His owners will only be about 20 minutes away, so that's good. I just don't want to screw anything up