Pros and Cons of pasturing just two horses in a paddock?
Sorry for all the recent threads lately, am just trying to prepare myself as much as I can for the big move next week.
It's not really a 'big' move, but will be moving my two literally a half a second away from my house and will be doing complete self care. (explained in a previous thread)
Now, my two will be pastured together in a two acre field with a huge run in. I will be paying $250/mo per horse and I completely take care of them myself.
I have one mare, and one gelding. What are the pros and cons of pasturing only two horses together? Especially a mare and a gelding?
Where we are now my mare is bottom of the pole and frequently picked on. Her and my gelding are not in the same pasture currently but they have been put in the arena together with no problems at all. My mare actually will get a bit 'marish' with my gelding but he usually just keeps his distance anyway.
I know they could very possibly become extremely buddy sour. (let's hope not!) because they will be the only two in their pasture even though there are surrounding horses and pastures around them.
Any other pros/cons? I'm literally trying to gather anything up that I can before the big day. I'm already extremely paranoid about the move and if they'll be okay, etc. I worry way too much.....
Also, would you feed round bails in the winter to only a field with two horses or would you just buy square bails so the round nails won't get wasted/ruined?
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