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whizzpop

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whizzpop says:

Will they be able to stay in the same field?

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Penelope1994

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Penelope1994 says:

RE: Will they be able to stay in the same field?

Not necessarily.  My mare loves being in a mixed herd, in fact, thrives in a mixed herd.  She is currently in with a gelding just now and it is very harmonious.  She does get a bit fruity when she is in season though but as he is gelded, there's not much he can do about it.  Initially, I'd introduce them in separate paddocks, next to one another so they can interact with each other across the fence.  Then if all is well, after a week or so, pop them in together and monitor their interaction but don't be in a rush to put them in together, make sure they have been living in adjacent paddocks with no "issues" before you put them in together.  You will be able to tell at this point whether they are going to get on or not.  The yard I am on is full of mixed herds and there has never been an issue.  Some yards do not mix sexes, it just depends.  Good luck.

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

RE: Will they be able to stay in the same field?

My mare has lived with 3 geldings (not at the same time) since I've had her, and she's currently with 2 geldings and another mare.

One of the geldings she got on really well with, the others she'll tolerate. I've never known any fighting just a bit of bucking and excitement at the beginning, but after a couple of days, things always settled down.

 

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Lothmorwel

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Lothmorwel says:

RE: Will they be able to stay in the same field?

Not necessarily, we have had a mixture of horses coming and going with our lot. Get them used to each other over the fence then put down a few piles of hay, turn them out together and see what happens.

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danniee

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danniee says:

RE: Will they be able to stay in the same field?

I have Stallions, mares, geldings, colts, fillys, yearlings and young foals, i have many horses, and all horses are different so they may not fight as i have 3 massive fields and ovbiously have a mixture of them in the fields none fight, but we have had fights in the past with some other horses, i just put them with other horses and their fine. Try putting you two horses in seperate paddocks, but try get the two paddocks next to each other so they can pop their heads other the fence and see each other, there may be a bit of squealing, but dont worry. Then after a few months put them together and keep an eye out, bung down some food and see how it goes first there might be more squealing but if it gets to rough go back to how it was (the two paddocks next to each other, also you could bring them both in and groom them and tie them a couple of metres away from each other so they can hopefully And try bonding, but yet again if it starts getting stupid, keep them away. The may be fine together and just have a run around.

 

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kjhbph

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kjhbph says:

RE: Will they be able to stay in the same field?

o yes... what will happen is yes they will fight but that is establishing dominence and the rolls of the "heard" once they find out who is friends and who isnt ... they will be fine and once they find out who the head horse is

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kjhbph

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kjhbph says:

RE: Will they be able to stay in the same field?

o yes... what will happen is yes they will fight but that is establishing dominence and the rolls of the "heard" once they find out who is friends and who isnt ... they will be fine and once they find out who the head horse is

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kjhbph

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kjhbph says:

RE: Will they be able to stay in the same field?

o yes... what will happen is yes they will fight but that is establishing dominence and the rolls of the "heard" once they find out who is friends and who isnt ... they will be fine and once they find out who the head horse is

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101ponyZ

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101ponyZ says:

RE: Will they be able to stay in the same field?

Sometimes....... I have a mare and gelding in the same pasture. They are best friends and love to do everything together. I suggeste  that you put them in together during the day and see how they react. Then, sperate during meals, and at night. If they get along find try feeding them together. Or, may put them together at night. But, for now see how they are during the day. :)

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Eilpop

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Eilpop says:

RE: Will they be able to stay in the same field?

no this is not strictly true my gelding lives happily with the other mares in the field. there will be an assement of dominence but should straighten out. 

eil

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Ponylover125

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Ponylover125 says:

RE: Will they be able to stay in the same field?

 I wouldn't take what they said forgranted, but it's not definetely true. Just be careful and aware of them. Maybe you could try introdcing them in the yard from time to time, or you could try taking them on rides together! 

Good Luck, Be Careful! 

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