Originally Posted by spirit88
How did you introduce the new gelding to the two mares? did you put him in an adjoining pasture were they could meet over the fence? Just throwing horses in together doesn't always work unless there is plenty of space for them, to get away from each other.
THANK YOU!!! I learned this the HARD way MANY years ago. Herd, flock, pack dynamics are tricky and if you do NOT put some thought into introducing new animals, the weakest one will suffer. Sometimes the weakest member is severely injured or killed, and YOU, the human are at fault.
We all make mistakes, and you can fix this one.
I made a mistake this year and introduced five 2 month old pullets to my older rooster's enclosure. He injured one pullet, and she now looks like a buzzard on one side of her head. The other one managed to get out of the enclosure and my dog, "Rose" found her before me and had a great meal. I thought he would woo them, but, instead he defended his territory. (All of the others hid, survived and are about ready to lay. The rooster passed on this summer.) They are just chickens, but the same thing happens with horses.