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|5kiddos ||02-08-2013 11:44 AM |
New Horse Settling In
I am picking up my first horse on Saturday. He will be at a boarding facility in an individual paddock for now. Ultimately, I hope to move him to the pasture. Any tips on getting him settled into his new home?
|AlexS ||02-08-2013 02:16 PM |
He'll settle in himself in no time at all, just make sure he has some hay to munch on and I bet he will be munching within a half hour.
|usandpets ||02-08-2013 02:43 PM |
It would be best if they have it set up where he can "get to know" the horses he will be in with over a fence first.
There will always be some scuffles and minor nicks and bites at first. Those should settle down in a short while.
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|horsesgs ||02-08-2013 06:31 PM |
i just wen through that. I had my horse in my out door arena (right by my horses field) and so they met eachother through that. He had worms when he came so it took a while longer before we could have them meet but when they did they did awesome so just let him settle in himself and he'll be fine!
|Thunderspark ||02-09-2013 12:19 AM |
Best bet to introducing another horse to a herd is over a fence for a few days. Of course there will be the usual scuffling to show who's at the bottom....
|PaintHorseMares ||02-09-2013 05:16 AM |
When you do move him into the pasture with the others, do it in the morning. You want to have time and daylight to keep an eye on things the first day and clean up/treat the cuts/scrapes/bites that always happen.
|BBBCrone ||02-09-2013 08:28 AM |
Originally Posted by 5kiddos
Any tips on getting him settled into his new home?
Yes - pictures. And lots of them. They are required :wink:
|MHFoundation Quarters ||02-09-2013 08:36 AM |
Since it's been covered, I'm with BBBCrone. Pictures, we need lots and lots of pictures. (It's not exactly a forum rule but it should be...)
|5kiddos ||02-10-2013 05:56 PM |
Well, we got him to the barn on Saturday. Got a few pics today. He's pretty dirty, I guess that goes with the territory when owning a white horse :-) He is getting to know his neighbors in the runs next to his already. I think he will do just fine.
|5kiddos ||02-10-2013 05:57 PM |
Oh yeah, he also has hardly any mane. Previous owner had cut if off to avoid dealing with the mud balls that get crusted into it every winter.
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