Well, I feel like I've gotten myself into a pickle. I purchased a stud (that I had gelded pretty quick), never bred OTTB several months ago... And have a question about an incident that has left me a bit shook up. I thought a few months would be a good amount of time for ex race stud's hormones to calm down (gelded in early march), and I decided to start integrating him into my herd today. I put him in a adjacent pasture from my
Three geldings and one mare. I expected some possible
Squealing and posturing over the fence at most, but my three
Geldings lined up a foot from his face and I swear he tried to
Climb over that fence in a rage I have never seen in a horse.
My other geldings seemed to be egging him on... My mare was
just running around all silly like, but I'm pretty sure that he (ex
Race stud) would have gotten over that panel soon (or broke a leg) and there would have been a pretty massive horsefight. Once I gathered my wits (took a good minute of staring aghast at the situation) I
Grabbed a lounge whip and drove my herd away from the fence, then collected ex race stud and put him back in solitary. I'd like to integrate him eventually, but I'd be scared to try that again. What did I do wrong? Not wait long enough? Introduce wrong? Anyone have some suggestions?
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