A while back I mentioned I was hopeful that one day I’d be able to pony June off of Georgie. But, I kind of gave up on that dream when June got home, was housed next to Georgie, and all they did was beat each other up over the fence. So I gave up on any hope they’d ever be able to be near each other let alone ride together.
And, as life would have it, because I stopped thinking about it, things happened. Georgie and June were once again housed next to each other but in a different part of the farm. I loved it, as I could give them both treats and love whenever I went to get June, but beyond that, I didn’t think much about it.
And then one day, I took June out to work with her and Georgie whinnied. Georgie has never ever whinnied for another horse. But there she stood, at her fence line calling to June.
I started to realize I hadn’t seen them fight. June was free of any bite marks, unlike the last time they were together. They seemed to hang out at the fence line together.
Could it be they liked each other???
I decided to bite the bullet and turn them out on pasture together. I hemmed and hawed about how to do it, but decided to take Georgie out first, and then add June to the mix. My hope was Georgie would be so happy about grass she wouldn’t have the time to come meet June and fight with her.
So, As I led June out there, heart beating fast, I just hoped no one would get hurt. I let June loose and stood there, waiting for mare drama. June walked into the pasture and started eating. Georgie just kept eating in her area. I stood there for ten minutes and nothing happened. Later, I rode a horse I was exercising by and both mares came to the fence line. No drama. In fact, as I walked away, THEY HAD KISSY FACE and then walked off together to go eat.
Georgie and June are now besties!
I walked them back to their paddocks TOGETHER with zero issues. They’ve been out together about 3 more times without issue.
This opens a whole new world for me! I’ve got a ponying day planned in a couple of weeks and I can’t wait for Georgie to give June ALL HER KNOWLEDGE.
When two mares I love become friends it’s like I’ve won the lottery.