Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Manitoba, Canada
I like to commit to it and do it. I find lots of in/out draws the drama on.
I like to intro mid-morning when everything is well-lit. Lots of daylight left to explore. Large open area, simple shaped corral, good footing.
As a rule, I don't let any loose horse crowd myself and my haltered horse... I like to feed hay for the rest of the herd, scattered and away from the gate. I unhalter the newb and step outside the pasture. I like to grab a ring-side seat and even video it for a bit.
I find if they've had some time over the fence, there's very little drama. I like to buddy up two newbs, as opposed to intro-ing one into our herd (max 10, mixed). I will sometimes keep a singular newb with a current member if I think they'll do well together, then intro after a few days. Old loyalties die hard, though, and quite often the newb is left on its own.
I expect your two will get on well. Sounds like she may be the leader if the two.
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