Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
It sounds like you have things under control (except the nerves and excitement part).
I just brought in 2 new horses yesterday, both geldings. I kept them separate from my other gelding for most of the day but they were so relaxed with each other over the fence that I put them together after just a few hours rather then the day or so that I normally wait. In this case there was no problem at all but I've had some that would take a few days separated before I was comfortable letting them in together.
Just work with him for a few days or a week before trying to ride him. After the 1st day or so, hand walk him around the farm. That's good for bonding, respect, and acclimation to his new home.
Sounds like you have the right plan - good luck!
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