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    08-09-2013, 11:37 AM
  #1
Foal
seperating issues with my yearling colt and 2 year old filly

I have a yearling colt that we resuced from someone who was neglecting him, 3 weeks ago we were given another horse which is a 2 year old filly. We had them seperate the first day and slowly introduced them the next day, now we have a problem seperating them. I am new to having horses and have read lots about colt and filly seperating but they all have to do with mommies and babies. We try to train each of them individually but my yearing colt goes crazy, yelling, raming the fence, bucking up, and etc. When he does this and we are working with the filly she gets restless and uneasy and began to act out as well. I have tried working with him while my husband works with her but I can't calm him down enough to work with him. Is there a way to do this without them getting aniexty? Will he calm down once we are able to get him fixed? Note we haven't fixed him because he hasn't droped completely. Thanks any advice would be greatly appreciated
     
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    08-09-2013, 11:41 AM
  #2
Weanling
Yes I would think so. Can you put one somewhere with some hay out of signt of the other one while working one?
     
    08-09-2013, 11:44 AM
  #3
Trained
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Originally Posted by chrissyhergert    
I have a yearling colt that we resuced from someone who was neglecting him, 3 weeks ago we were given another horse which is a 2 year old filly. We had them seperate the first day and slowly introduced them the next day, now we have a problem seperating them. I am new to having horses and have read lots about colt and filly seperating but they all have to do with mommies and babies. We try to train each of them individually but my yearing colt goes crazy, yelling, raming the fence, bucking up, and etc. When he does this and we are working with the filly she gets restless and uneasy and began to act out as well. I have tried working with him while my husband works with her but I can't calm him down enough to work with him. Is there a way to do this without them getting aniexty? Will he calm down once we are able to get him fixed? Note we haven't fixed him because he hasn't droped completely. Thanks any advice would be greatly appreciated
You need to separate them IMMEDIATELY or you're going to have a baby next spring. You might be going down that road already. I would put him in a secure stall so he can't hurt himself and her in another one, and I'd take them out separately to work with. I'd also be groping him daily so that when he dropped, I could have him gelded right away.

I just took in a boarder whose yearling colt had been almost starved to death (long story there) and when he first arrived he hadn't fully descended either. With good food and gaining weight, it wasn't long at all before he finished descending and now is fully dropped. He'll be gelded this fall/winter as soon as the fly population dies off. In the meantime, he and my 6 month old gelding are out on pasture with my stallion. Teaches them manners and gives everyone some company with no fear of getting someone pregnant. Yearling colts can/do knock up mares as young as yearlings, so separation until gelding is the only sure fire way to prevent it.
     
    08-09-2013, 11:46 AM
  #4
Trained
He is young and completely bewitched by that filly and I doubt it will get any better if he is gelded. Unfortunately he is one of those boys who can't be kept with girls because it blows his mind if she is out of his sight.
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    08-09-2013, 12:24 PM
  #5
Foal
Thanks you guys, I have them seperated as of right now. He contines to run around yelling but he has an area where he can't get hurt. Will I be able to break his behavior having them seperated. They have only been with each other 3 weeks, I hope I haven't ruined him :(.
     
    08-09-2013, 12:27 PM
  #6
Foal
I tried to put them out of sight from each other when we are working with him or her, But my colt yells and it still make my filly restless.
     

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