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post #1 of 6 Old 09-11-2010, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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So I just sold my youngest gelding because he wasn't as well broke as we would have liked him to be, and now my oldest gelding is starting to lose a little weight and kinda mope around the farm. He is there all by himself and I know I need to get another horse soon or it could be bad news. I know its very important for horses to have a herd, and I need to find him a buddy soon. But in the meantime, does anyone have any ideas that could help him out in the mean time. He eats fine and everything he is just losing weight and is stressed. I can tell he's not himself.
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post #2 of 6 Old 09-11-2010, 01:03 PM
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do you have any other animals? You could put them with him, goats are good companions in the meantime. But I would suggest getting another horse soon. He does sound depressed.

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post #3 of 6 Old 09-11-2010, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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We don't have any other animals besides the farm dog. And they occasionally get along. Otherwise the dog is usually grumpy. I know I need to get another horse soon, especially with winter coming. It could get worse in winter. :(
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post #4 of 6 Old 09-11-2010, 01:27 PM
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Is there anyone in your area that raises llamas? If so, contact them and see if they have any males that were recently castrated that they would like to pasture with your older gelding for a while. That will provide him with a companion for a couple of months while you find another horse.
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post #5 of 6 Old 09-11-2010, 01:37 PM
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if your fence is safe for a goat then you could get a goat to keep him company. They are alot easier to buy and sell then a horse.

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Indy was $150 we keep her in a pasture with a shed for free and she is brushed and fussed over dailey. Other then deworming and feet trimming she isn't costing us anything.
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post #6 of 6 Old 09-11-2010, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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I am actually going to look at a 4 yr old today. He's a registered Palomino. Broke to ride too. I'm hoping this is going to be the horse that we get, he is priced very decent and he looks great in his pictures. I don't know if a llama would be a good thing there. I'm not sure the owner of the farm would allow a llama there. I have nothing against them, but its his farm. He is letting me keep my horse there for free. He is my boyfriends' boss's dad. I think he would prefer another horse haha.
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