HUGE! horse fight :( Help!
More like one horse beat the snot out of the other. What happened?!?
I have 3 horses, 20 yr old Saddlebred gelding, and his BFF: a 16 yr old Appy mare, and the odd man out: 16 yr old Paso Fino mare who hates the other two and always gives them the ugly face. I had the Paso originally, then got the Appy, then the gelding. They have been together for about 6 months. Neither mares are in season. I'll give more details if needed.
The neighbors have 2 geldings separated from my horses by a 5 ft easement. Today the neighbors got 2 more horses (don't know sex). My gelding completely lost his mind. He charged the fence when the new horses came close. Ran around like crazy with his BFF, the Appy, following him around. What happened next freaked me out. The gelding redirected his anger at the new horses to the Paso. Chased her full speed, biting all the time until she tripped and fell. He then trapped her in the barn. I ran over and banged on the barn siding, chased him out of the barn and corral and locked the gate. He paced around the outside of corral awhile before calming down. The Paso is covered in sweat and bites and is head hanging down exhausted.
Holy crap! I'm not sure what to do. Is this a one time thing? Cripes. Any advice is appreciated.