Yep.. totally neglected this, just as planned
. No Lately I've been sort of busy.
Well anyways, In the last few days Oliver has been getting the everlasting crap beat out of him by the other horses. Which of course has me in a bit of a state. He is covered in open cuts and bruises (which I've dressed and cared for accordingly) and just today, my barn owner tells me her horse lunged at my horse which caused him to go neck first into his stall door, effectively knocking the whole thing down and giving him a decent cut on his neck and shoulder. Not that I don't think horses will be horses, and he'll get the occasional bite or kick, but to this extent I don't know what to do anymore. He always seems sore and always has new bumps and bruises when I go out. There is nowhere I can put him where the other horses (meaning a mean-spirited little Appy) will push down the fence and get to him. He's at the bottom of the pecking order because he's so mellow and won't stand up for himself. I'm just scared that He's going to get seriously injured, like kicked in the tendons of the leg or a vital area and he gets lamed for life, or worse has to be pts. I don't know if I'm over reacting, but I don't know what to do.
It isn't just them messing around, this Appy will corner him against a wall and start kicking and biting him. There are 5 horses in the one field and it is about 6 or so acres. UGH!