Horses and Geese

Discussion in 'Geese' started by nonsuch, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. nonsuch

    nonsuch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Geese go everywhere within my fencing, including the horse paddocks. Yesterday, I was herding them in the direction of their building, and of course the shortest distance is a straight line, so they all went under the Thoroughbred Gelding (as he was eating). At one point he started moving and "bumped" one of the Sebastopols. I literally held my breath. Thank goodness the horses are all super good with my Poultry. The same horse was "chased" away from his feed last week by my 6 Sebbies. It was rather hilarious seeing a 15.3 hand horse run when the geese came at him honking and threatening.
     
  2. Arica

    Arica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funny scared of geese Do you have a question
     
  3. nonsuch

    nonsuch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, but I thought it was interesting that all of my Poultry and horses get along so well. Sometimes horses will "chase" dogs, but they seem very comfortable with the Geese.
     
  4. wildpeas

    wildpeas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After taking a nibble on the electric fence my geese stay out of the horse paddocks. The ducks got in with the pony a couple days ago and she tried to stomp on them. I think they were sufficiently terrified so I don't think it will happen again.
     
  5. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    My horses are very good with my geese/ducks. They all live peacefully together in one big pasture, but the geese/ducks can scoot under metal panel fence to get to their own feeding area. Otherwise, my horses would eat all their food.
     
  6. tillyita

    tillyita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of my horses seem to be fine with my geese but my Stallion chased them out of his paddock the other day. I have not yet seen the geese move that fast. I must admit it was quite amusing - they look so put out!
     
  7. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet that was funny! You must share pictures with us!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    tilly, I know that put out look. My geese give my horses that look every time they have to scurry out of my horses' way. Funny!!
     

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