Safe to add sheep, goats, alpacas and/or burros to the mix?
I am hoping to have a single pasture horse property. I read that in nature different herd species thrive well together because they eat and kills the parasites that a different species sheds.
I'd love to have a donkey or a couple alpacas. Would it be safe to keep them in the same pasture as a horse or two? Assuming of course they would get along. How about a horse along with a couple sheep or goats? Something to keep my horse company but that is low maintance.
Anyone do this?
BTW, I was out for a run recently and saw a black and which sheep dog playing with a black and which donkey. Cutest sight ever. A horse was graxing in the field as well (too bad not B&W as well but still a lovely sight). I'd love to have that on my own property!