Hi, everyone, I'm Madamefifi from Virginia and my husband and I just bought a small farm that to our surprise came with 2 horses! To make a long story short, we have decided to keep them but DH has zero horse experience and I last sat on a horse when I was about 13 so it is a challenge. I am sure I will have lots of newbie questions, some of which may seem silly, but please bear with me and help us give the best possible care to these two lovely beasts!
The horses are Sir Atticus (chestnut stallion) and Hawk (gelded dark bay). We don't know much more about them than that! The previous owner has been very uncommunicative but I am trying to get more info from him. They are friendly and have obviously been handled. Atticus is a nipper and I have already searched the threads for ways to curtail this behavior--a little smack on the nose was quite effective this morning but I felt terrible about it afterwards, I want him to trust me but his playful nips are unpleasant and I won't tolerate them. We plan to have him gelded this fall.
Anyway, TIA for your help!