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post #1 of 83 Old 10-21-2010, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Smile I need help with our 3 new horses!

We just rescued 3 horses and the owner is coming to get them by the beginning of November. Star my 15 year old quarter horse keeps running at them (she was on the opposite side of the field and randomly trot/cantered at them then bit them) She has done it twice already, we don't know their ages but were pretty sure there all mares. its 1 white, 1 buckskin, and 1 chestnut.


How can i stop this and why is she doing it? Thanks
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post #2 of 83 Old 10-21-2010, 11:20 AM
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If you have them on your property, how is it that you don't know their sexes? You're 'pretty sure' they're mares? Seriously?!

Plus, have you never heard of quarantining strange horses before you stick them in with your own?

Oy, sounds like these horses need to be rescued from the rescuer.....
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We just rescued 3 horses and the owner is coming to get them by the beginning of November. Star my 15 year old quarter horse keeps running at them (she was on the opposite side of the field and randomly trot/cantered at them then bit them) She has done it twice already, we don't know their ages but were pretty sure there all mares. its 1 white, 1 buckskin, and 1 chestnut.


How can i stop this and why is she doing it? Thanks

You are pretty sure they are all mares? You haven't looked??

You can't stop her.. its completely natural for horses to go through the process of a pecking order.
Sometimes they all figure it out quickly, other times it takes a little longer. As long as your mare is not seriously hurting the other horses, I would let them figure it out on their own. If your mare is really hurting any of them and drawing blood, you may have to seperate if you can.
But usually they will figure it all out and everyone will know their place.
I have only had to seperate one horse from my alpha in all the years I've had him, he would constantly run the horse and was out for blood.
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If you have them on your property, how is it that you don't know their sexes? You're 'pretty sure' they're mares? Seriously?!

Plus, have you never heard of quarantining strange horses before you stick them in with your own?

Oy, sounds like these horses need to be rescued from the rescuer.....

We were thinking the same thing......
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post #5 of 83 Old 10-21-2010, 11:33 AM
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If you have them on your property, how is it that you don't know their sexes? You're 'pretty sure' they're mares? Seriously?!

Plus, have you never heard of quarantining strange horses before you stick them in with your own?

Oy, sounds like these horses need to be rescued from the rescuer.....
Yeah, that's what I was thinking too.

And what do you mean by the "owner to get them"? Did someone just throw them into your pasture after taking them off the auction?

site4pets, she's doing it because she's excited. The only way to stop it either remove them, let her go with them (given they were quarantined and you are sure they are healthy), or move them to the different field she couldn't see them anymore.
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You sure know how to get people riled up, site4pets. Please tell me you're kidding with this post. I completely agree with Speed Racer if this post is for real. No quarantine, and you don't know the horses' sexes? Sounds like a great rescue job.
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I also do not understand your first sentence- "we just rescued these horses, and their owner is picking them up"?
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If you have them on your property, how is it that you don't know their sexes? You're 'pretty sure' they're mares? Seriously?!

Plus, have you never heard of quarantining strange horses before you stick them in with your own?

Oy, sounds like these horses need to be rescued from the rescuer.....

The horse are sorta afraid of people, we dont want to scare them, they were missing for 3 days before we caught them, we saw the buckskin nursing on both the mares. Not sure how that happend. We rescued them because they had been following the train tracks to town and actually almost got hit by some semis so we didnt want that happening
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The horse are sorta afraid of people, we dont want to scare them, they were missing for 3 days before we caught them, we saw the buckskin nursing on both the mares. Not sure how that happend. We rescued them because they had been following the train tracks to town and actually almost got hit by some semis so we didnt want that happening
Do you grain them at all? If not I'd start doing that just to bring them close so they'd be OK with your presence.
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You sure know how to get people riled up, site4pets. Please tell me you're kidding with this post. I completely agree with Speed Racer if this post is for real. No quarantine, and you don't know the horses' sexes? Sounds like a great rescue job.
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Again there a little timid of people so i dont want to look. And no they didnt get dropped in our pasture some guy left them at his house for the summer andthey managed to get out and walk down here to our house one night we tried 2 hours to catch them then it took all day the next day to get them in our yard.
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