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    07-31-2009, 11:53 AM
We just bought a mare and a gelding that had been pasture mates for years (someone shoot me!). At the previous owner's home, they were extremely buddy sour. However, at my home, there are other horses (including the daughter's stallion, dangit) and the mare has joined up with them. The gelding is content to stay in the big lot next to the house (because the stallion picks on him unmercifully!). The buddy issues seem to have resolved themselves for now. The mare doesn't mind being pulled out of the pasture and worked with, which is a blessing, because she needs a LOT of work!
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    08-01-2009, 12:19 PM
Well if they've only recently become attached to the hip (due to the move) that's good! It should (should being the key word here) be easier to put a halt to this.
How has the situation been evolving? Any changes/improvements recently?
    08-02-2009, 05:08 PM
Well, we have been making an effort to make sure they spend alone time. The bad thing is though, my sisters horse will try and push his way through the gate when he can't see Major or try and rare up in the stall. We are worried that he will hurt himself, so we are only separating them when we are there. I'm thinking that maybe some of it is because that when they are separated they are alone and it leaves them without the protection of a "herd". Does that make sense? We are still waiting to introduce them to the other horses there. Their owner really needs to be there when we do the introductions and she seems not to ever be there. My sister and I go every day twice a day and stay at least a couple hours each time we are out and never seem to run into her :roll: I think Major is starting to trust me a lot more, though. Instead of wanting to run off when he gets scared he wants to get closer to me...I think that's a good sign and a major improvement
    08-02-2009, 10:36 PM
Sounds like you're headed in the right direction, and that you are making great improvement with Major! I'd say you're right, both horses are feeling herd bound when turned out by themselves, but that's totally natural, being alone is going against a horse's instinct.
Maybe you could ask your barn manager for the other boarder's number and give her a call? Set up a meeting time?
    08-03-2009, 12:18 AM
That's a good idea...why didn't I think of that
    08-03-2009, 12:24 AM
If there's anything I've learned in life, it's to ask, it never hurts!
Keep us updated!
    08-03-2009, 11:46 PM
I will keep ya updated. Thank you all very much for your advice. It means a lot to have people that so generously offer their advice when a problem arises.
    08-05-2009, 03:05 PM
Yes, look at what happened to me yesterday trying a horse that was buddy sour. It took him 5 minutes to resort to what he did! And I was even compromising, he could see his buddy but not be near him, but he had other plans. Critique my leg
    08-05-2009, 04:32 PM
OUCH!!! I hope your leg is ok....it looks terrible

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