I posted a little while ago about a pony I wanted to loan out. He is a late cut gelding that came from a rescue and he tends to guard mares in a mixed herd. We didn't have too much trouble with him, he tended to bicker a lot with the other geldings but nothing serious. But my daughter bought a youngster last year who submits to any pony or horse he sees (I swear I have seen him submit to the cat) and it just brought out the worst in this gelding. He attacked him and nearly ran him through a fence and for the youngster's safety, I removed the gelding from the herd. He went to a lovely loan home where I hoped he could stay until youngster got bigger and more confident but the parents split up and he had to come home. I was going to advertise him as a loan pony again in the spring but I just hate dealing with other people. He is loving and affectionate and I am very fond of him, I would rather keep him. We have him on Rigcalm now and he is a total dope on a rope to handle, but the youngster still submits. Should I use electric rope to divide the summer field off and see if he can learn to live with youngster or send him out on loan again until youngster is bigger and stronger? He is a little welsh cross, only about 12 hands, and the youngster is a Highland, already bigger than him, but personality wise, the gelding will dominate! Thanks for reading!
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What would you do with a dominant gelding and a very submissive youngster?
krustykittens · 23/01/2022 19:18
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