Originally Posted by Barry Godden
As newcomers to horses, by taking on two geldings and a mare within a short space of time you have set yourselves a daunting task.
You might be watching the heirachy of the mini herd of three horses sort itself out but the risk is that the gelding will hurt the mare. Much will depend upon whether the mare comes into season and fights back.
You have not outlined how you keep the horse, how big the pasture is and whether or not you can divide it.
Neither have you indicated if the gelding is aggressive or merely acquisitive.
I'd be looking to separate the horses and by more than a fence width. But can you do that? Have you any electric fencing and stakes as a temporary measure?
I'd also be worried if there was any wire fencing in which the mare can get caught up. Any barbed wire would be a severe risk.
Presumably as newcomers, you already have a horse and rider trainer in mind - I'd call him/her over and quickly before there is an incident. Spring is just around the corner and with spring comes green rich grass which will hype the horses up. I'd get some help ASAP.
I think she only has a gelding and a mare..I may be wrong, but that's how I read it.
I do agree on getting someone who knows what they are doing out to help though, that is always good advice..