A week and a half ago I moved my gelding to my boyfriend's pasture, we've been doing a lot of trail riding/camping and it's easier and cheaper to keep him there rather than drive the hour to where he's boarded(BF lives a ways from me,lol) Plus there are a lot more places to ride around his house and he is in a much nicer, bigger pasture. He has goats(6 nannies and a billy) in his pasture with the horses, and a Great Pyrenees(sp?) to guard the herd since there are a lot of coyotes in the area. I am completely aware that it takes a while for a horse to settle into a new place, several weeks. He is getting along just fine with Buddy, BF's QH gelding, but showing a lot of aggression toward the goats and dog, especially at feeding time. In fact, one tried to push into his pan and he picked it up by the neck and tossed it
. I am going to get a hanging bucket to get his grain out of their reach first of all(he has a pan on the ground right now), I think this will alleviate a lot of the problem, and when I am there I stand in the pasture at dinner time and correct him if he does more than shoo them off, but does anyone have any other suggestions? I can't stall him right now during feeding, all he has is a lean to at the moment.
Also, kind of to settle a debate, in your opinion how long do you have to correct a behavior? I am no professional, but I did work with a trainer for a few years and was always taught you have about a minute after said behavior to correct it, after that they don't connect the correction with the bad behavior.
Any advice is appreciated, thanks!!