It's didn't last. We tried turning Frosty, the lone mare on the property, out with Lester and Polo yesterday morning. Lester kept herding Polo away from her and wouldn't let them sniff each other, but other than that it seemed like it really might work out. Since I've owned Lester, 13 years this month, he's never been out with a mare. The horses spotted the humans walking down the driveway and trotted over to check things out, from there it just turned ugly. Lester and Polo both turned on Frosty and began chasing her and biting her when ever they could reach. The rain soaked ground made for horrible footing and they were all slipping and sliding. It was quite clear they weren't going to stop until someone got seriously hurt so I retrieved my wild gelding and put him and Polo in a separate pasture. So much for that plan.
Lester is top man in the herd rankings and makes sure everyone knows it. He is such a bully:-( I do appreciate the fact that he doesn't reach out and bite someone walking by his stall, but he can be down right mean in the pasture. He guards the gate and chases away anyone that comes too close.
He's been really grouchy and grumpy even more lately, but I have too so maybe I'm rubbing off on him. He seems to hate being turned out lately, in no time he's pacing the fence line and calling to any and everyone to be brought in. I guess he knows there is a full bag of hay waiting for him in his stall. Lazy boy, again I'm probably rubbing off on him.