New Horse

My dad finally granted me permission to get a riding horse! I have an 8-year-old Mini Horse mare, Spirit, and a really old mare, Annie, but she's my grandpa's horse and doesn't live with us, so she's not really involved. I just have to pay for the horse and feed, which ain't a problem. I've saved the money and have a job to pay for feed.

But before I make this decision, I've been told によって a couple people that when 馬 get together, they look for every chance at escape and one their out, there's no catching em. These people spoke from experience. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

Plus, how should I introduce the horses? How much land is needed (I have anywhere from 1.5 to 2 acres avaliable)? And should I get a gelding または mare? Any other tips are welcome. Thanks!
 ppgcowgirl posted 1年以上前
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lakota_spirit said:
In my experience 馬 can escape but this is caused によって human error, fright または poor fencing. There isn't really anything あなた can do except use common sense, regularly repair the fencing and have plenty of forage (grass/hay) to keep them busy. If he/she does manage to escape have a scoop/bucket of nuts to rattle and they usually come running. Then find out how they escaped and fix the problem, so they cant do it again. As for introduction, ideally in a perfect world あなた should section a part of the field off and put the new horse in there and let them make フレンズ over the fence. Fighting and biting is normal horse behaviour as they are sorting out the hierarchy.
I think it is 1 acre per horse and half for a ポニー and as for gender preference i prefer a gelding as mares can be moody and tempremental.
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thanks!
ppgcowgirl posted 1年以上前
kkluvbr said:
あなた should probably get a gelding just because most of them are calmer than mares and i think for every horse あなた have あなた need 2 acers of land
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Thanks for the advise
ppgcowgirl posted 1年以上前
horse1pony9 said:
Well Geldings are lots of work cause after the age of 8 they start geting joint problems and every 月 they will need a injection (shot) to keep their joints running . And also to interduce 馬 together あなた should first bring them together on their halters and if their good together あなた can put them in the meadow together but あなた have plenty of room . Dont worry .:)
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ppgcowgirl posted 1年以上前
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