Thanks for the feedback, the odd thing is these two also mutually groom each other and will peacefully eat grass together, especially after they've been separated for a couple of days. We had Storm (11 yr old) for a couple of years before adopting Hershey (5 yr old), both came to us gelded, and both are retired racehorses (so we assume they were gelded early) - thoroughbreds. S is true to the breed - a little high strung, but H is the most laid back easy going horse we've ever been around. The neighbors recently added a new mare to their herd, and S definitely goes crazy when he's near her. But most of the time when we put S & H together it's on a different part of our property - they're always talking to all the neighborhood horses, but they can only see them from a distance. Guess we're wondering if anyone has experienced this type of gelding behavior (friendly at times, dominant at others) and see it ease up after time or if this is just the way it will be, unless we add a third one? Or what about allowing sheep, pigs or goats to mix with them? We hate to keep either of them solitary (with no friends on the same side of the fence that is). Thanks again for any thoughts!
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