Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Crab Orchard, KY
We don't raise "hot-house flowers" on our farm here in Kentucky. I know the geographic difference will dictate different weather constraints, but our animals don't live in the barn. Our horses are horses and our goats are goats. They live outside unless it's freezing rain or some other life threatening or health condition. Under normal conditions, we have our barn gated and the animals are not allowed inside. The barn for for equipment and hay storage. I know; this won't solve your problem, but that's where we are at now. We didn't start that way, I can assure you. But years of farm management brought us to this point and it is working very well. We also have designed our barn to be "modular" with gates throughout the entire area except for a hay storage area that has actual walls to protect the hay from wind/weather/elements. We can move panels to accommodate as needed, changing the size of a stall to suit the requirement.
That said, you have a serious problem on your hands and I don't have a good method for repairing the problem, except to separate the two from each other. That, or let them live together, but that will only perpetuate the problem. The best solution that I can think of is to move one to another area where they can't see each other. This may not be possible if you only have a few acres, but that's how I would handle it. Sorry I can't be more helpful, but barn sour is bad, and herd sour is too. I have simply ridden through the issue, but that can be dangerous riding, for sure.
"The road goes ever on and on, down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the road has gone, and I must follow, if I can." J.R.R. Tolkien