My problem is a unique one.
I have two horses that just came to our barn, one is 24 (the mother) and the other is 19 (her daughter). They’ve been together their entire lives just the two of them, and at the moment there’s no other horses boarding in our barn. Neither of the two are very experienced in anything and have never been trained in any specific area.
The big issue here is the younger horse. She is extremely buddy sour and aggressive in general. When we’ve tried separating them, the oldest doesn’t show any signs of even being phased. Yet, the youngest will pace and call for her mother if they’re not within 10 feet of eachother.
I’ve heard of people pairing their buddy sour horses with others and swapping once in awhile, but we don’t have any other horses boarding and have no idea when their could be more.
Another thing to mention is that the youngest has shown bad habits to her mother, making it almost impossible to catch either of them in the pasture. The younger will charge us constantly and attempt to rear up and kick, the mother is fine but won’t let us catch her if the two are together. Separated, the mother is fine - listens to all commands, easy to catch, doesn’t make a fuss.
Any suggestions on how we can begin to separate them without any other horses in the picture?