So we all know that a new horse on the property can be a big mess for a while, but I'm floored by how downright mean my three horses are to the new mare. I mean, they aren't even trying the whole nose sniffing thing. They moved right into "I hate you and you better run or I'll kill you" mode. I know that usually it all blows over, but I'm really shocked by how nasty everyone is being to her.
Does anyone have tips or ideas to help soften the whole experience? The poor thing was halfway to colic today with all the stress.
Currently we have a one acre turnout paddock, and individual stalls for nights and bad weather. I can easily turn her out alone for a while, turn her out with only one or two at a time… whatever will make her transition the easiest.