So yesterday I bought Romeo... a stunning liver chestnut welsh section D colt (just turned one)... He is almost untouched and until yesterday never been led round or tied up and hadnt left the field in which he was born.. HOWEVER he loaded in less than 5 minutes and travelled perfectly and remained calm as I stabled him the first night. Such a good boy!!
This morning I went to the stables and he was lovely... let me groom him all over and took him for a walk he was perfect UNTILL he saw the other horses... he didnt do anything nasty or naughty he just got a bit wound up (but I expected that)... He then started acting very 'coltish' grunting rearing, stamping..
I decided to turn him into the field and for the 5 minute walk down he kept biting me my arms are bruised all over! He settled into the field within 10minutes (on his own) and I went to see him in the evening he came trotting over when I called him but just kept biting me!!!
I don't expect our journey to be 'easy' and im not naive to think I wont encounter any problems... I have owned my mare for 6 years... and had horses from foal-to-filly-mare but I have never had any experience with Colts! Does anybody have any comments or advise or stories they would like to share with me :)
When will he stop being 'coltish'... is it common for colts to keep biting??... will he grow out of it?? Shall I punish him for misbehaving? Or ignore it? Thanks for reading (and replying)
THE CHOP IS BOOKED FOR THURSDAY!!