Originally Posted by Ottakee
Can you turn just 2 of them out together at first and then supervise. Then in a day or 2 turn the 3rd one out with them? Horses are herd animals and will establish a pecking order and there are often a few nicks, etc. but then they settle down.
Right now we have 6 turned out together at my friend's house--my 2 and her 4.
I suggest turning them all out together instead as the 3rd one would then be at a disadvantage.. Unless one is very bossy and then I would turn that one out after the other 2 settle a bit. Either way there may be fur flying for a few days..
When I turned Cash out with the others it was a bit traumatic for Abe and Peanut. Heidi had already paired up with him<the hussy> and lets him be boss. When I let Gypsy <she's da boss> out of the arena <fat farm> due to the weather she and Cash clashed big time. I have now separated them somewhat for a while. Cash and Heidi are out, Gypsy is at the fat spa, Abe and Peanut are in the barn/square pen and cheno is in the old folks home.. ;) Some of them were pickin on him over his stall wall, the meanies.
Well that may have been more than you all wanted to know. LOL