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    12-13-2012, 11:44 AM
As of yesterday I am a owner of a beautiful paint but there is a problem

I live on 37 acres with my boyfriend. His daughter lives on the property also. She has a male horse that she got around 8 months ago. Yesterday My boyfriend bought me a paint for Christmas and suprised me. I am so excited I have always wanted one. She is a gentle horse. This morning I went over to check on her and when I tried to get through the gate the male horse wont let her anywhere near me. Everytime I tried to get near her he bit her and chases her off. What do I do? He is not my horse and he is very big!!
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    12-14-2012, 06:53 AM
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    12-14-2012, 06:57 AM
Sounds like he has no manners. And needs his ass kicked.
Reason why I don't put mares and geldings together, I never have that issue with boys together and all girls together.
Mix them and it can be a pita.
    12-14-2012, 07:01 AM
Have you discussed this with your boyfriend or his daughter? You be the leader and next time take a lunge whip with you. The sight of the whip may be enough to back him down, if not, use it!
    12-14-2012, 08:37 AM
Grab him, tie him up inside the pasture, grab her, take her out. Go back and untie him.

It's herd dynamics at play, in addition to lack of respect. The respect issue will take more work than you probably want to invest though, so tying him is an easy way to diffuse the situation.
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smrobs and boots like this.
    12-14-2012, 10:19 AM
I had my borfriend come out yesterday afternoon and he kept the Male away so I could bring her out. I think they are going to get rid of him because he is too much to handle for his daughter. I am going to take the lunge with me from now on just in case he comes at her. She has big bite marks on her behind. She is my first horse. Thank you everyone for your help.
    12-14-2012, 11:20 AM
Hope he is gelded.
    12-14-2012, 11:25 AM
I think bringing a lunge whip and someone to help (or grabbing him and tying him up) is a good idea. I have a friend who has 4 haflingers, one of which is a gelding. He does fine when he's with the other haflingers, but once he was with the other horses, and he tore up one of the mares BAD. She had kick and bite marks all over her butt and on her lady parts. I guess that's what studs do to get the mares attention, and even though he's gelded, he still feels like a stud sometimes. She ended up having to give her antibiotics for 10 days because that's such a hard area to keep clean. Good luck with your troubles!
    12-14-2012, 11:25 AM
^^ my first though also.
    12-14-2012, 11:25 AM
Originally Posted by Sahara    
Hope he is gelded.
That was my first thought, too, Sahara.
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