Quick backstory, I adopted my horse Brandon and his pasture mate Tyler(for my mom)last weekend...they have been adjusting fairly well.
Brandon is 16, Tyler is 23. We have a three stall barn with just one set of crossties. Right now it's frozen ground, we don't have an indoor or even a round pen, just lawn and pasture.
I tried bringing Brandon in to the barn to brush without Tyler and the old retired horse that lives there, and he freaked out. He was calling to Tyler, dancing around, acting afraid.
I brought Tyler in and put him in his stall and Brandon was fine and stood quietly while I brushed him.
I was considering lunging on the lawn for a bit, but I decided against it since it's icy and because of Brandon's reaction to being without Tyler.
Should I just let them get used to things for a few more weeks and hold of on lunging, etc? Or am I giving in too easily.
Brandon is a LOT bigger than what I am used to size wise, and I am a little intimidated. I have been out of horses for a few years before these guys.
I need to get my confidence back and gain his trust.
Any help would be great. Thanks! :)