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Just doesn't like animals that are closer to her in stature? My alpacas sound an alarm when they see deer... and turkeys ... and cats WAY out at the edge of the field that I can't even see without binoculars.

Black paca, Ty, only has a cow when I touch Krillin, "his" lamb. Derrik hasn't made a peep. Derrik wanted his daily grain, that's why he rushed us.

We walked by my 4 ponies as well, she didn't mind them, though, I didn't let her have time to think of them. She's in QT for as long as I can manage before I cave and try to get her to make friends with the others...Would be nice to be able to let them all free on the 20acres, since she's the biggest & as much space as possible will be helpful.

Going to get her height tomorrow and do a little ground work. Will wait a week or so before I lead her over to the pacas again to work on her fear of them.

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Bad memories of the pain of branding? 'cause I know nothing I'll say I thought horses and cattle were branded on the hindquarters, not the neck.

Since she is a herd animal she, hopefully, will want to be with the other equines. Do the ponies get along with the pacas?
 

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Bad memories of the pain of branding? 'cause I know nothing I'll say I thought horses and cattle were branded on the hindquarters, not the neck.

Since she is a herd animal she, hopefully, will want to be with the other equines. Do the ponies get along with the pacas?
She's a BLM mustang, Bureau of Land Mangement, they brand all rounded up horses & burros on the left side, up high by the mane. It's a freezebrand, supposedly doesn't or shouldn't hurt to have it done.

Pacas are kept with the rams, since the ewes get the hay field & I don't need them getting injured or worse by pacas. But the ponies & pacas get along through the fence, they seem to like licking the pacas...its weird.
Horses are too frisky to be with them, especially now....
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Or rather....The baby gelding is too risky, as seen in above picture. The minis are usually mellow, but have their moments, like they're having lately. Eldest gelding would be safe, he's incredibly lazy & a total pushover....
 

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Yup, I caved and started introductions. She's a squealing demon!
Poor baby gelding was so confused as to why she was being so witchy! She had the most violent reactions towards him.
Seems like pinto mini and eldest gelding may make friends with her the easiest.
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She seems to be a good horse, but badly cared for. She's careful not to run me over. Has front hoof issues...

So...I used the horse tape measure and...13.3h....o_O
Top of wither over shoulder, right before her neck starts, that slightly flat area. I kept feeling, leaning back, questioning my sanity and trying again...
I moved her to a flatter area, tried again, same thing. I stood straight up and measured her against my chest, then went over to my gelding and repeated it. She's 1 inch shorter than him...
I made sure my foot was in the right place on the tape, too.
I can't wait until I can stand them side by side, as i can't seem to believe it. She looks taller just looking at her!

I think I'm gonna make myself a horse sized measuring stick...lol

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Watching me play with the cat.
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It rained, she made a bunch of mud. I could tell she was telling me to fix it. So, I moved her to another paddock and she drank n ate! Princess!
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