Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
If there is a stall available for the first night or so, I would probably use that before turning out into pasture with a lot of other horses. It's best to introduce slowly so that the herd doesn't pick on him or hurt him as he will be considered an outsider and intruder to the current herd.
If you have a separate pasture available, or small dry lot even, I would pick out 1 or 2 of the herd horses that you know are more laid back and introduce them to the new horse first. After a few days they will accept him and you will have better luck introducing him to the rest of the herd.'
It would be helpful if we knew what facilities you have available for your use. I am assuming since there are other horses, there will be knowledgeable people helping you settle your new horse in, am I correct?