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Posted 4/15/2011 7:43:52 PM


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I got a new gelding. I have a mare. They follow each other every where but are always kicking at each other. When i seperate them they go crazy. Im thinking they're herdbound. What can i do to prevent either one from getting hurt.

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Posted 4/16/2011 8:22:53 PM


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I would start gradually separating them for longer and longer lengths of time.  Try not to let them in with each other if they are still making a huge fuss.  Maybe you could start by feeding them separately.

If you keep doing the same thing, you'll keep getting the same thing.

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Posted 4/18/2011 2:03:15 PM


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my horses are the same way! i would just take one for a ride in a trailer (for about 5 minutes)then bring it back and work up to long periods of time []


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Posted 5/9/2011 6:34:02 PM


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Ya, those ideas work! I am training a little mare that was like that, but it was more of that she didn't want to be left alone. It was crazy! At the beginning, when I first met her, if you were in the arena with her, then went outside the door and just leaned against the fence, she would go nuts! I was visible to her, but she felt like she was alone. But eventually it got better. Just spending lots of time with them will help you create a bond and then shouldn't do that as much. Just remember that consistency is the key![]

Hope I helped and good luck![]


  
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