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post #11 of 19 Old 06-20-2010, 09:17 PM
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Your mare may simply be letting this filly know who's "in charge" by putting the filly in her place during meal times. My experience is that the older/established horses will back off once a suitable "order" is clear to all individuals.

If you're worried that the filly won't get enough to eat (or your older mare too much), I suggest simply separating them for meal times.

There isn't much you can do about herd politics - other than separating individuals who don't get along. Most of the time squabbles will be short lived, and minor - they are a part of herd life for horses and not usually anything to be overly concerned about.
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post #12 of 19 Old 06-20-2010, 09:22 PM
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You can still start working with her. Start bonding and getting her gentled down.

Spent a whole hour today laying in a pasture, waiting for a sparkling vampire to show up. Alas, I woke up and looked over, only to find a mound of horse crap. Sigh.
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You can still start working with her. Start bonding and getting her gentled down.
today she came to me several time of her own accord and I never let her be the one who walked away from me I always walked away from her, she is doing fine but she is just tired she does not have much energy right now
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post #14 of 19 Old 06-20-2010, 11:57 PM
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Then this is the time you want to get her as gentled down as possible, not when she is fully up to strength and frisky!! =)

Spent a whole hour today laying in a pasture, waiting for a sparkling vampire to show up. Alas, I woke up and looked over, only to find a mound of horse crap. Sigh.
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post #15 of 19 Old 06-21-2010, 12:10 AM
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Good for you! She's a cutie!
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post #16 of 19 Old 06-22-2010, 11:01 PM
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I wholeheartedly agree with draftrider. Gentle her as much as possible while her energy level is down. Once she gets some food in that belly and starts feeling better she's likely to challenge you.

She's a real cutie pie tho!!!

If you're concerned about feed time, I'd just separate them.

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post #17 of 19 Old 06-22-2010, 11:10 PM
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I agree with those that have said to rent, or borrow a stock trailer...

A horse that is wild is not going to be easily loaded, let alone teaching him to go into a straight load two horse trailer. That would take more than just a day's worth of working with her, as it seems you have to start from square one; haltering!!! Borrow a stock trailer, or have someone haul her for you, that has experience in loading 'wild' horses.

Ooops...I see you've already gotten her home! Good luck with her!

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post #18 of 19 Old 06-23-2010, 01:25 PM
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I would suggest getting her into the roundpen also, you can work without the halter for now (if you can get her in there). Work on getting some trust there so you can handle her. The quicker you can handle her the better. In the roundpen you can also start working on getting her to pick up her feet. I couldn't see her feet very well but she does look to be in need of a good trim as soon as you can.

The other thing you can do is sit in the field with a book or something and read. Ignore her unless she comes up to you and touches you. If she touches you pet her for a little bit and go back to reading. It is fine if she walks away, this will allow her to make contact with you and get to know you, but to be on her terms. If she is agressive at any point then make her move her feet away from you and only allow her into your space if she is calm.

Good luck with everything, she is very pretty.
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post #19 of 19 Old 06-23-2010, 01:53 PM
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Good job on getting her loaded and home.. now it's just going to be quality time.. sounds like she wants attention if she is already coming up to you.. good luck..
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