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Meet Pearl, New Horse

Discussion in 'Everything Else Horses, Mules & Donkeys' started by Baymule, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Feb 15, 2019
    Rammy

    Rammy Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Its not? :idunno
     
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  2. Feb 15, 2019
    Baymule

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    I've had horses come and go, but have never seen Joe act like this. He better get over it.
     
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  3. Feb 16, 2019
    Bunnylady

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    I saw this kind of thing happen with a 14-year-old Paint gelding called Dakota. I'd known him for several years, and he'd always been near the bottom of the pecking order in any group he was in, and apparently content to be there. At this time, he was in a pasture with my two QH mares (Latte and Sunny) and a Quarab gelding called Mojave. Mo and the girls were a group, and Kota was a sort of satellite group of 1, and they all seemed to be satisfied with that arrangement. Then the barn owner moved 4 Appaloosa mares into the adjacent pasture. Kota became absolutely besotted with those spotted females. He paced the fence, calling to them, and violently attacked the other three if they got near them. I once saw Kota get in a kick fight with Latte, the horse that we all knew had the biggest attitude on the place, and win. We were all stunned to see mild-mannered Dakota acting like this. I even had to set up an extra water trough, because the one that was in place was on the fence line, and he wouldn't let Mo or the girls near the fence.

    Things entered a new level of craziness when a new horse, a 17-hand Warmblood gelding named Unity, came on the place. Unity was turned out with the Appy mares, a situation that pleased him immensely, but drove poor Dakota to distraction. Kota and Unity bickered over the fence for days, but by the grace of God I was there when they knocked the gate off its hinges and Kota got in the pasture with Unity and "his" girls. One of the scariest things I have ever done was to get between those two squaring-off band stallion wannabe's and lead Kota off before serious damage got done.

    That situation only got resolved when Dakota's owner moved him to another place (financial reasons). I hated to see them go, but in a way, it was a relief; the fence dividing those two pastures was in pretty sorry shape, and it was only going to be matter of time before it got knocked down when nobody was there to intervene.

    As uncomfortable as it is for me to see Joe looking like that, it must be ghastly for you. Is there any way (other than rehoming) to break this up and give him (and you) some relief?
     
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  4. Feb 16, 2019
    Baymule

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    Nobody is getting rehomed, nobody is going anywhere. I turned them all out together this evening in the regular horse pasture. Things will work out.

    And yes I hate seeing Joe looking like this. He has health problems already and I work hard to keep weight on him.
     
  5. Mar 12, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

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    How is Joe and the other horses getting along now that some time has passed ? .....it has been almost a month and we need a Pearl fix :weeeplease :celebrate
     
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  6. Mar 12, 2019
    Baymule

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    Pearl has figured out that she is also in feeding order. At first she was all over the place, frantic for Feed. Sparkles is first, then Prince, Joe and then Pearl. She has quit blasting through the barn and goes around to her end. LOL

    Got all their hooves trimmed a couple weeks ago. Winter hair is coming out, she should slick out nicely.
     
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  7. Mar 12, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

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    So like ummm....pictures will be shared in the near future ? :pop
     
  8. Mar 13, 2019
    Baymule

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    There is 3 days of sunshine, starting tomorrow. Not promising anything. I’ve got to get in the garden!
     
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  9. Mar 20, 2019 at 11:32 AM
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    :pop:caf....three days of sunshine...:pop today is march 20th :frow:weee:pop
     
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  10. Mar 20, 2019 at 4:12 PM
    Bruce

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    Here too but that will change tomorrow. 100% cloud cover rising chance of rain. Rain and or snow Friday and Saturday pretty guaranteed.