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  1. #1
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    Default Help with integrating a pony in our herd

    We sold a (dominate) gelding and we bought a pony for the grandkids. 3-year old existing gelding that was trying to take the top spot in the herd HATES the new pony and is making his life miserable. We've gone through two weeks of quarantine, one week with our donkey and one other horse, but when I finally put the 3-year old in with the pony - it was non-stop chasing and biting. Separated them, started over. Same thing.

    HELP!!! Any ideas or will pony be looking for a new home soon?
    If you cannot set a good example, at least serve as a terrible warning....



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    This was already answered over on horse care.

    But I would remove the troublemaker "Mr Dominant 3yo. allow the pony to find his place in the herd. Then in 6 weeks or more, allow the monster back into the herd, and hope.
    Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.



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    Yes, I cross-posted. I hope that's okay. Thanks!!
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