herd bound yearling
I wrote a thread before about this...but it has changed a little. Heres the old thread and my new question will be after the new description below.
; Me and my sister in law, both bought filly's. The person we bought them off of, said mine was a very sensitive filly, when she weaned her, she took it harder than she's ever seen. When she knew the 2 were coming together, she put them together and mine grabbed onto the other. Here lies the problem. They are kept at my place, can see each other in thier stalls. When I take mine out(sensitive one) she keeps looking towards the barn and whinnies but is okay. Now you leave her in the barn and take the bigger one out, mine LOSES her mind. Throws herself against the walls, whinnes, kicks, rears, and gets sooo worked up, that iam scared she's going to hurt herself, or take a heart attack. I've always had horses, but never had a foal. Never ever had this problem!.Everything is awesome except for this. This is my huge problem! I've had horse friends tell me different things...leave her in the stall, to freak out, when she calms, take her out, I had some tell me to tie her very very short to a post, a well anchored post...when she cannot hurt herself, and leave her until she calms. I've had someone suggest, just take away one of them for awhile, I've had someone else say get other animals for her to bond with.
What iam wondering is has anyone had this problem? Or tried any of these things? I've looked on the internet, and nothing really is what iam looking for, or need, specifically. I need help with this issue. Anybody have suggestions...or stories that they did with thier horses?
Here is the new situation:
So they are yearlings now. And it has got much better, although there is still quite a problem. I have another horse here now. So I thought If I can get my herd bound yearling (ayla) to bond with the new horse, mackenzie...id have a start. They have been all out to0gether. All hanging out together. SO I decided to put ayla and mackenzie out and left Bella in, then I switched them hours later. There was hollaring between bella (outside) and ayla inside....but she had mackenzie with her so I figured...she wouldn't feel alone.(and 4 goats) it went well.
The next day I did the exact same thing.
Someone in the house said to me I just saw a horse walking by the window of the barn...is someone out?
I went out...Ayla had somehow knocked down(kicked down...etc) the 4-5 foot wide wall between her door and and the next door in one piece, it was just laying on the floor, screws all sticking up. She had thrown the garbage everywhere, ripped calenders off the walls, pictures, shovels, rakes, thrown everywhere, a broom in a empty stall and bent, and the part on the top that you use to hang it up, ripped off and thrown into mackenzies stall with her. Blankets ripped off walls, halters and leads knocked off. She just seemed pissed. And all she was concerned about was where bella was outside.
She can see her in a door and a window (both closed but can be seen). I am just......iam unsure what to do.
If I removed her or bella from the property for a month or so, then brought her back.....would that work? Weaning her away from her like as if it was her mom again?
As of right now, Bella is in the top pasture by herself and mackenzie and Ayla are in the lower pasture. No problems. Bella hollars every now and again and one of the 2 or both will come up so she can see them. And then after a bit they go back down out of sight.
Anybody have had anything like this?
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