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        06-19-2012, 10:56 PM
    Can you keep them in seperate, but adjoining, paddocks? After dealing with a possessive gelding, I would suggest keeping them apart from the beginning, it helps that your place is new to them... helps to enforce that they each have their own space - and as someone else said, strong stalls they can't knock down and solid runs.

    If from the beginning you keep horse 1 in a stall with feed while working horse 2, they may get used to the separation without a battle.

    When my mare started screaming for my gelding and ignoring me, I punished her by MOVING her feet while giving her the verbal warning OT OT OT! - if I was close I popped her nose with my lead shank EVERY TIME. She still loves my gelding, but doesn't dare call out for him - she knows it is a big time no no that results in lots of spinning circles and a sore lip. I would enforce the no screaming from the beginning.

    Good luck with your adventure.
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        06-20-2012, 10:37 AM
    I ended up opting for just the gelding for now after giving them both another looky-loo yesterday. He's a little hot, so I'll need to work with him and I don't need some mare stuck up his butt while I'm trying to train him. In time, we'll add another horse to our brood...but I think this fella will be a good enough challenge for now :)
        06-20-2012, 10:50 AM
    I think that is a wise decision. Be prepared for a really worked up horse for a few days(weeks) as he gets accustomed to being alone without his girlfriend. Have a paddock that is likely to hold a charging rhino so you don't have to worry about him staying in at first.
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        06-20-2012, 11:28 AM
    Since he will be alone most of the time I would suggest getting him a buddy of somesort.. not the mare or another horse...but a sheep or goat or something just to give him company that wont break your wallet or fields :P

    Some horses do well alone others do not...and since he had a tight bond with the mare I would think the transition going from having a buddy to no buddy will be hard for him for a while..

    On that note I DEMAND PICTURES OF THIS GUY!! :)
    Congrats on the horsey
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        06-20-2012, 12:37 PM
    Go slow, stay safe, enjoy. I'd say if they are otherwise sane respectful horses, you'll just have to formulate a plan for the buddy sour issue. We're still working on ours, so until it's successful, I can't offer any advice, other than to stay safe. I wouldn't ride until I observed them on the ground, in hand, and called over a professional to evaluate where they are at with attitude, training, issues. A good trainer will spot a lot of issues immediately that you may not recognize (too close to the forest to see the trees).

    I'd give them time to settle in too, a couple of weeks of meet and greet sessions.
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