Gradually introducing your new Thoroughbred to pasturemates can initially be a nailbiting experience if you are anything like me--a worrywart about your horse's safety and happiness. Let them meet potential buddies over the fence, make sure all hind shoes are removed to prevent injuring from "getting to know you" antics. Once the squealing and posturing is over, still keep watch and check frequently. Make sure the field is big enough that the boss of the field cannot corner or crowd the new guy. And do give them separate piles of hay if there is not enough grass! Did your mom ever ask you to share one candy bar with your brother? You know what can happen...let them have their own. We don't recommend run in sheds with separate entrances, like a stall door set up. Someone is bound to be chased and knock a hip or head on an stall opening.
Bernie the Maestro raced for six years, but settled in very quickly with a little time and GRASS!!