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        03-26-2009, 02:50 PM
      #11
    mls
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by kchfuller    
    wouldn't that be good to condition him? Especially if she wants to ride him .. just a thought :)
    Of course - but with the theory that he will be too tired to annoy the other horses - it will only work for a while.
         
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        03-26-2009, 02:55 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    A goat won't get hurt. They are indestructible.

    I have two new horses coming here soon. One is an older gelding and I am concerned about his well-being for the same reasons. For now he will be in a separate paddock, but I'm really, really hoping that by winter time I'll be able to put him in with my mares. You just can't control what they do on their own time.
         
        03-26-2009, 04:02 PM
      #13
    Started
    Yes, I've been working him as often as possible, but I'm a full time student, and I also teach riding lessons, so sometimes it's tough to get him worked everyday.

    I don't let him get away with being pushy with me - he gets reprimanded each time he violates my space - but he doesn't seem to get it. He just sort of looks at you like, "What? Why'd you do that? I was trying to see what you're doing over there," and then it's like he forgets he was ever scolded.

    I'm hoping with more time he'll grow out of it. I'm considering a goat, now that I know they're indestrucable, ha ha.

    We'll see. I'm guessing once he grows up a bit he'll chill out a bit.

    And in regards to conditioning him, I'm hoping that initially it will tire him out, but in the long run he'll build more muscle and be more willing to defend himself? Hopefully.

    ETA: Putting him in the pasture that is separate, but can see everyone... makes him NUTS. Not even kidding. It makes him incredibly difficult to handle because he's so upset.
         
        03-26-2009, 04:04 PM
      #14
    Showing
    There is really not much that you can do when they are in the pasture by themselves. It sounds like to me that he is either the lowest in the pecking order but has not yet learned his place or he annoys them to the point that they chase him off. Either way, I think it is best that you leave him where he is at because it sounds like the mares are trying to teach him some manners. He is still a kid, almost like a teenager, and it would be good for him to learn from some older horses how to properly behave in a herd environment. He will either learn how to act or he will continue to be reprimanded by them, either way is good for him IMO.
         
        03-26-2009, 05:20 PM
      #15
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    There is really not much that you can do when they are in the pasture by themselves. It sounds like to me that he is either the lowest in the pecking order but has not yet learned his place or he annoys them to the point that they chase him off. Either way, I think it is best that you leave him where he is at because it sounds like the mares are trying to teach him some manners. He is still a kid, almost like a teenager, and it would be good for him to learn from some older horses how to properly behave in a herd environment. He will either learn how to act or he will continue to be reprimanded by them, either way is good for him IMO.

    Exactly.
    He's still a kid in your mares' eyes. The mares will put him in his place, and give him some manners too. You said, you've offered him toys to play with out there? Eventually he'll learn to stop pestering the girls, and go play with his toys. He's young, and he's going to act like that for a least a year or two more. Once he's older I bet he'll appreciate having a herd of mares, but for now he just has to tough it out.
         
        03-26-2009, 09:20 PM
      #16
    Started
    Thanks so much for the advice, guys. I'll keep you guys posted. I tried to take pictures of him tonight, but the little booger wouldn't stand still... I'll see if any turned out, and if they do, I'll post them. :]
         
        03-26-2009, 10:17 PM
      #17
    Foal
    My horse Rhiszo is the same way when you push him out of your space, he looks at you very confused. Its cute, Rhiszo is the type that picks on other horses, he might not once your horse goes through his teenage years. In the horse world, mares are usually going to be the dominate one, he could literally be testing their spaces, seeing each day if they're going to give at all. I don't really know if I'm much help, but I hope this is a better understanding.
         
        03-26-2009, 11:47 PM
      #18
    Started
    Well here's the little boy... lol.
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        03-27-2009, 05:11 AM
      #19
    Showing
    Oooooooo, he is a very pretty boy. And he doesn't look any the worse for wear. Hair will grow back and scabs will heal. It looks like he has been aggravating the poor mares and they have been telling him about it. LOL. He will learn his place one of these days.
         
        03-27-2009, 11:25 AM
      #20
    Started
    He is cute ... ill take him - send him to Cali :)
         

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