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post #21 of 25 Old 01-16-2012, 10:57 PM
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The new horse is a beauty. So glad you decided to go with a horse instead of a goat. Goats are hard to contain.
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post #22 of 25 Old 01-17-2012, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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Sarge is about 15.3 hands and 1100 or 1200 lbs, I would guess? He is a good size for my husband who is almost 6' and 210 lbs. Men look so dorky when they are on horses that are too small. :)

Ya, it will be nice to have him join me instead of running behind. Thanks for all the support!
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post #23 of 25 Old 01-17-2012, 11:27 AM
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He is a nice height I like my horse to be around 15 hh not to shortb or to tall
I am 5'6''

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post #24 of 25 Old 01-25-2012, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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New horse introductions...

I feel like such novice all the time! (I would put some sort of icon here, but I cannot find one that looks stressed, holding a glass of wine)

I need some advice on getting the first horse use to the idea of the new horse.

My new horse, Sarge, is such a mellow push-over! Chip, the first horse, is a bully! I understand in all herds, there is an alpha, then the others. My horses are in the same field with corral panels splitting it down the middle. I thought it would be best to give them each their own space before putting them together in the same field.

The do share the same covered area that is an 18 X 14 ft space, with no sides, except for the panels breaking it up down he middle. I feed in the covered area and Chip gets extremely aggressive during feeding. He tries to reach over the panels to bite Sarge! This scares Sarge and he really doesn't want to get under the covered area to eat. He eventually comes under, but I feel so bad for the nice guy.

We are planning on making a permanent solid wood partition down the middle of the covered area, so Sarge and Chip cannot see each other when feeding. At least, then Sarge can eat in peace, but what happens when we take the panels down? Will Chip always try to bite Sarge, even when not feeding? Do I need to keep the panels up permanently so Chip doesn't beat the crap out of Sarge? I didn't get this other horse to make him a punching bag for Chip.



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post #25 of 25 Old 01-28-2012, 10:38 AM
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The best thing to do is just to let them figure it out. My horses still bite and threaten each other about food, but they love each other! You are just going to have to give them the chance to be friends, they will probably still bite each other, that is just horse language.

Horses are scared of two things... Things that move and things that don't.
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