Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
Horses hate change, so a new owner, new home, and new herd can be very stressful. We always put new horses in a paddock by themselves for 3-5 days to let them meet everyone across a fence. When you do mix her with a herd, do it in the morning so you have the day to keep an eye on all the fussing and kicking that will happen. Have your betadine and neosporin ready because mares take their pecking order very seriously, but try not to get involved unless it really gets out of hand.
On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.