Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
If I were you, I'd wait a few more days before doing lunging, or any serious work. Your horse is still settling in and things are oh-so-new. My OTTB mare was a bit excited when she first arrived too... rearing and calling to the new horses. It's very normal. Your horse is being integrated into a entirely new group of animals. I agree with Walkamile, establish a routine with him, and make things as normal as possible, he'll settle in soon enough. In regards to other horses, you don't want him to become herd sour. Can you put him in a paddock with one other horse and then slowly integrate others? If being with another horse in the field or barn makes him feel more comfortable and relaxed, I don't see a problem with it... but once he's settled in, you can slowly start bringing him in the barn alone, so he get's used to it.
"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord. 'Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future'" ~ Jeremiah 29:11