Gracie, ("Amazing Grace") checks out young Laddie, newly gelded at 13 months, then meets him without fuss, allowed into her paddock, on her terms. Why did I worry! She managed him perfectly!
Then Paeon joined them at the dam; all very civilized really!
Gracie then visited the other paddock while the boys "went for a burn" around their new one, without her.
Grace is already much happier with company; she was really looking like a tired old lady in the paddock on her own, with Maybellene and Cloud away with Jeremy. She looks instantly younger and more 'involved' now she's got the youngsters to take charge of. I hadn't expected that! I underestimated her skills in managing the herd!