I'm new to the forum and just getting back into the horse world.
I'm actually looking for some advice regarding a horse rescue that I currently volunteer at. The rescue is very new and the operator/founder is very inexperienced and actually knows very little about horses in general and to top it off, about 90% of the members/helpers know even less. Its upsetting because these animals are relying solely on someone who doesn't know how to provide them with the right care at claims to be the rescue.
The point of my post is not to put the rescue down but get some advice about dealing with a certain situation.
We recently had one of the rescues castrated, he had been a stallion for a big chuck of his life and when he arrived and couldn't be anywhere near the other horses. Two weeks ago we got in a new gelding and after only meeting nose to nose and handful of times, she stuck them in the same paddock together. The new rescue is taking a beating. I go to see him everyday and every day he's got new bite marks, nasty gashes and now a swollen and bloody eye because he was bite on his face. They've been together for a week and it seems to be getting worse. I suggested separating them but I get the impression that she "doesn't have time to babysit" If it was my horse, I know I'd be flipping out and would get them apart asap.
What do you guys think, should they be kept together and they'll work it out in time or can this potentially lead to an unwanted accident?
I should also point out that the new rescue is blind in one eye to begin with.
Please let me know what everyone would think is best, It's really hard to watch the poor guy being bullied. He seems so unhappy as well, trying to bite and not wanting to be around people, total opposite of what he was before being put with the other guy.
Any insight would be great!