Horse in need is almost 5yo colt. Equine equivalent of teenage boys. His impulse control has actually improved a ton the last year, so maybe next year things will be different?
He’s not aggressive to ME. Not biting the humans is deeply ingrained. But I have a mare I would like for him to live out with.
Yesterday I stuck a grazing muzzle on him and let them out together and there were a couple of squeals and a few kicks in his chest and then they settled down beautifully. About 30 minutes in I took off the muzzle and they did great all night! This morning they were ok, then he started bothering her. I put out a couple of flakes of alfalfa and alfalfa > ass thankfully so that settled him down. Unfortunately an hour later he was being a dick again so I had to separate them (while she screamed her objections).
They live across a fence from each other, and it’s been a love thing since they met at a boarding barn. They’re mine, and I don’t mind some bumps and bruises but I don’t want him hurting her. And she doesn’t seem like she’ll be the one to teach him manners. So if I could stop him from chewing on her and still be able to eat hay they could enjoy a more normal/healthy/social horse existence and I would like that!
Otherwise we can continue as we are in separate paddocks. I can give them a couple of hours at a time with the grazing muzzle. I would like a foal from them. She’s been a fancy little hunter and he would add some size and bone. I would also prefer he learn to be a nice breeder and not a bittey rapist. He’ll be learning to collect this spring but for everyday living I’d like him to have actual company. Our current setup is great. Life is good. But if I can make it better I will. I’ve avoided drug habits, children, and student loan debt, so having a big ass white stallion is my treat to myself!