And as I am about to have horse company soon (can't go into details on here yet) I wonder how they will react. They have lived alone for almost three years - prior to that Chloe was on a big yard and Stormy lived with Joe. Anyhoo, they will be together with me and the other horses will be completely separate. They won't be coming onto the yard but may hack past at some point. Also they will be in fields where the girls may be able to hear them but not see them. I am expecting some initial unsettlement from my girls but really hope they settle down and it will be no big deal as the newbies hack past with their owner. Is there anything I should do to ensure a smooth transition to having company (using that term loosely of course).?
I won't be riding Storm in company nor will they be having feet done together with the new neds - just that they will see them and sense them. Should be no different to being on a yard right? My Storm and Joe were surrounded by other horses in the past as was Chloe. Just bothered cos they have been hermits for a time!