Originally Posted by smrobs
^^Agreed. I assume that you will be keeping him in quarantine for a certain amount of time anyway so after that, I would say just start introducing him slowly to the herd; give them a connected fenceline for a few days and then see how it goes.
Since he's being shipped from Germany he has to be quarantined in New York for 7 days before we can pick him up. I won't have control over him at that point.
And the fence line part is fairly difficult as none of are paddock, except for the big gelding and mare field are connected. He'll be with the other German boys, a pregnant pony mare/very low mares, and some pony geldings and a foal on the other side of the property, which holds the individual/smaller fields (and even in those they are far enough a part where they can touch noses).
I'm also a little nervous about him getting injured or trying to jump the fence to the girls?