I bought my horse almost two months ago from a stable where he was boarded up at night and turned into a small muddy area with about 10 other horses during the day. It was a trail riding place and they just got him last october but out of the ones offered he was the best match. Anyway, his area at our family's farm is his own walk in barn that is open to an area about 1/4 an acre. I don't live at the farm so I turn him out 5-6 days per week in an open 10 acre field where he can graze for about 6-10 hrs a day before I bring him back in. There are 3 horses the next farm over, with horse panel seperating the two fields (their farm and the 10 acre one he turns out in). He can see the horses from his pen & barn area and occasionally will go over to say hello to them when grazing in the 10 acre field but is mostly concerned about grazing. He didn't have any grazing areas at his last home. My question is, do you think he is really lonely? I plan on getting another horse this year but I don't want him to be depressed in the meantime. Thanks!
Also- he is 7 years and a gelding, western trail horse. I ride about 2 days per week.