How would i introduce 2 horses together?
I currently own one horse, an 11 yr old QH,Gelding,who ive had for about 5 months in a minute. He's a buff horse about 15HH maybe a little smaller number. But generally he's a pretty mild guy. I'm planning on getting another horse. a little elder 17 yr old STB Gelding. Who also seems to be pretty mild. I enjoy 3 segments to my pasture, one with the barn in it, one big paddock, and one smaller meadow. They did have gates seperating them, but when the antiquated tennants of the house left they took the gates with them?!! I couldn't notify you why but they did. I was thinking about tieing it the segments sour with strong rope, but im afraid that if they dont like eachother they'll try to charge through the rope and seize tangled, and get hurt! please any suggestions?
Oh and also how would i feed them? I enjoy a feeling that my QH is a little food aggressive, and he'd be a bully to the STB
I think the best way for two horses to meet first is to be ridden out together, after that turn them out within paddocks next to each other and when they have met over the blockade and are happily grazing, open the gate (remove the rope).
If you are worried going on for them fighting you could remove there back shoes to curb the damage if one gets kicked.
If in attendance is plenty of grass then there won't be a problem. When feeding hay put it surrounded by 3 piles, a little distance away from each other. There is less probable to be fights if there is a spare pile. Also nurture hay ab-lib (as much as they want)
To feed bucket feeds separate them. You can bring them into stables or tie them in the barn/to the wall using a log like in a standing stall (put the rope through the ring and put a weight on the termination so the horse can put their head down to eat, without the rope person so loose they could get tangled) Make sure they are far enough apart so they can't try to steal respectively other feed. If you tie them to the fence use the posts, not the rails. A horse can verbs the rail off a fence honestly easily.
Good luck with the new horse. I hope adjectives 3 of you have lots of fun together
then for the night i would put the gelding in the barn and permit the other gelding let it know that it was there the subsequent day all you can do is just consent to one another together.
and it is normal for them to kick and stuff just permit them get used to one another and watch them closely.
could you buy new gates? that would be the just the thing situation to put them in pens next to respectively other. if you cant buy gates then bring back some wire or rope like you said. then give notice them in the two adjacent pens for a few days to attain them used to each other. after four days or so put them in the same pen. they should be fine near it.
You've already received some very honourable answers - especially about not using rope to keep the horses apart. I would similar to to look at the problem from another point of view - the point of view of color. In a herd, the dull horses are always higher on the pecking order than fluffy horses. Your light colored horse has the advantage of already owning his turf - so, you enjoy two reasons why there will be no problems between them. The light colored horse will respect the brown horse, the new resident will respect the old resident. I bet they will be almost instant virtuous buddies. I would put them out together and let them get acquainted - you'll probably hear a few squeals and snuffles but that will probably be all here is to it.
resourcefully if you have two pastures try putting one surrounded by each. Then introduce them to each other after a few days of meeting respectively other over the fence. Expect a few squeals and kicks it shouldn't be that bad
You will have to tie your horse, or both horses, during feedings if you can't stall either of them, or stand and hold your horse haltered until the unsullied horse is finished eating. I would not tie a horse to the fence. The posts are not usually giant enough to safely tie to, and if you didn't install them, you don't know how support they are. Horses have to be specifically trained to stand tied to a fence. Horses should always be tied above the height of the withers, with only satisfactory rope to reach the feed.
Then introduce them across the fence (one on a line) and permit them smell one another (they may also squeal a bit).
Then all you can do is go ahead and put them together and let them work it out. Don't try and use ropes to separate them. They would be better past its sell-by date in the open field. They will squeal, snort, and probably see a little but that is how they decide which one of them is #1 and which is #2. It's extremely natural. They'll settle down a lot in the first few days.
I'd introduce them short food in the picture first, then later try to nurture them together. Whenever you feed multiple horses together it's a good idea to enjoy one extra pile of hay (so, three piles for your two horses). and spread them out so the horses are not right on top of one another.
Your gelding will probably be very cheerful to have a pasture buddy.
Put them in separate field and let them get to know each other over the blockade to start. If they start trying to attack each other viciously through the fence, move one of them to another area where on earth they won't be able to get at each other but so they can still see respectively other so your QH can get used to the "new kid on the block".
In a few days time put your STB on a lead and try and re-introduce them and whether they're calm enough try and put them in joining paddocks near the gate shut and if that goes capably in another couple days you should be able to leave the takings open so they can just go between paddocks.
As for feed, try and feed them in separate paddocks if you consider your QH will be aggressive towards your STB.