Introducing New Horses to Your Herd 

Written by David Selman,

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Remember to stay safe. Don't insert yourself inrepparttar middle ofrepparttar 116145 action. If you have to get "big" to keeprepparttar 116146 horses from running over you then do it. This is where you are establishing your leadership role withrepparttar 116147 herd. Ifrepparttar 116148 horses are moving you out ofrepparttar 116149 way, you probably shouldn't berepparttar 116150 one doing this exercise. And just in case, I always carry a rope or progress string that I can use to send energy to a horse that isn't playing byrepparttar 116151 rules. You may have more than one horse to integrate and that can be done with these techniques. After a whilerepparttar 116152 "new guy" will be integrated intorepparttar 116153 herd because he's been working withrepparttar 116154 other horses to problem solve. You may have too many horses to do this in a round pen. It's important to know thatrepparttar 116155 more horses you work withrepparttar 116156 harder this is to do. It's not a good idea to work more than 5-6 at a time with this technique in a confined area. Any more than that and it's hard to keep up with allrepparttar 116157 action. You can use an arena, small fenced area, and even a small pasture. A round pen is not important, what's important is that you controlrepparttar 116158 interaction ofrepparttar 116159 horses. The Buddy System -- The Slow and Easy Technique Assuming that you have separately fenced areas to keep horses safely separated, another technique that you can use is to putrepparttar 116160 new horse into a stall or paddock within site ofrepparttar 116161 others. This way he can visit from a distance and watchrepparttar 116162 interaction ofrepparttar 116163 other horses. The new horse will studyrepparttar 116164 others behaviors and learn whatrepparttar 116165 herd hierarchy is from a distance before he gets intorepparttar 116166 mix andrepparttar 116167 herd gets a chance to check him out too. Pick one horse to introduce torepparttar 116168 new guy to and concentrate on building a relationship betweenrepparttar 116169 two of them. Start by walkingrepparttar 116170 new horse byrepparttar 116171 other horse just so that they can see each other. Stop and allow them to smell each other, but don't let them interact at first. This is easier if you dorepparttar 116172 introduction on neutral territory. Go on a trail ride, take them to a friend's house, work cattle, go to another barn/arena to ride, etc. There is nothing like working together to bring two horses together in a common bond. Eventually, you are going to putrepparttar 116173 two of them together in a fenced area. Forrepparttar 116174 sake of safety andrepparttar 116175 ability to controlrepparttar 116176 situation, you may still want to use some form ofrepparttar 116177 "common problem" technique in order to freely introducerepparttar 116178 two horses. The Wide Open Spaces Technique Provided you have a lot of unhindered space, you may be able to throwrepparttar 116179 new horse in withrepparttar 116180 established horse(s) and let him work it out withrepparttar 116181 established herd on his own. Nothing new here -- horses have been doing this on their own for years. A good rule of thumb would be 1 horse per acre of land. You need more space to allow forrepparttar 116182 horses to move, send horses out, invite horses in, etc. You risk more kicks, bites, and other injuries with this method. But, your personal safety is less at risk. Even if you decide that this isrepparttar 116183 way you want to go, it's still a good idea to workrepparttar 116184 horses in order to get their mind off ofrepparttar 116185 horse games with each other. If you can initially getrepparttar 116186 horses to focus on you, they will be more likely to quickly acceptrepparttar 116187 new horse because of his cooperation withrepparttar 116188 others. Many horses don't know how to be horses. We have a group of mares that we use to institute herd behavior with our new horses. There's nothing better than an established band of mares who will not tolerate spoiled behavior to teach a young horse how to behave. They learn about posture, yielding, respect, patience ? all ofrepparttar 116189 things that you wantrepparttar 116190 horse to understand with you as their leader. It doesn't matter where they learn it. What's important is thatrepparttar 116191 horse does understand herd behavior and how to be a horse. Your job is then easy? All you have to do is learn how to communicate withrepparttar 116192 horses to become their leader. Set yourself up for success Use common sense. With any of these techniques, you will have better results if you set yourself up for success: When you feed, scatterrepparttar 116193 food around so thatrepparttar 116194 horses don't have to eat on top of each other. You'll avoid a lot of accidents by spending just a little more time. Make sure that you have shelter for all of your animals. If you don't have enough protection then you'll have some of them attempting to push others out intorepparttar 116195 weather. Establish a good quarantine program so that you don't introduce any disesase/sickness to your other horse(s). Stallions should not be introduced into a herd under any circumstances unless you know what you are doing. Young horses shouldn't be introduced into a new herd until they are strong enough to fend for themselves. Sick, injured and/or old horses may be better off doing their own thing rather than making them have to deal withrepparttar 116196 fine points of herd behavior. You can introduce horses across a fence line, between stalls, onrepparttar 116197 trail, or working. There's a lot to be gained in these particular cases by making sure that these horses haverepparttar 116198 ability to seerepparttar 116199 other horses and can visit from a distance without causing any harm or being hurt. A horse doesn't necessarily have to be inrepparttar 116200 same fenced area asrepparttar 116201 others to be part of that herd.

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How To Find And Buy Collectables

Written by janes-place

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