Sad Horse .... Please Help..... - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 15 Old 10-05-2009, 01:52 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Seminole, OK
Posts: 1,854
• Horses: 3
The separation is harder on the goat then the horse. Our billie tends to jump the fence and follow us on the trail if we are riding locally. I think he likes trail riding. I also think he knows to stay put when we trailer the horses, because he's not a problem then.

Plain Old Dee, horses Dancer and Rain

I believe in dragons, unicorns, good men and other mythical creatures!
dee is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 15 Old 10-05-2009, 03:04 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Alachua, FL
Posts: 199
• Horses: 3
Anything will work, they can bond with most animals. Get a goat and some chickens just pen the chickens up in the field for about a week then turn them out a few at a time and they should stay around the field. Chicken with feed off the manure and keep it stirred up and keep the goat company when the horse is gone. Or get a goat and a cow they will keep each other company when the horse is gone and a cow doesn't eat like a horse.
waterbuggies is offline  
post #13 of 15 Old 10-05-2009, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 106
• Horses: 3
Many thanks for all the help, will look into getting a goat &/or Cow. Thanks again.
post #14 of 15 Old 10-05-2009, 11:51 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 149
• Horses: 0
Getting a pasture mate for him is ideal, but in the meantime I think you need to spend more time with him. Are you giving him extra attention during this transition? Go for walks, groom him, ride...
aynelson is offline  
post #15 of 15 Old 10-06-2009, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 106
• Horses: 3
I feel very guilty that he feels this way. So I have been spending every spare time I have sitting in his feed bowl talking to him while he eats. Brushing him, walking him, fussing over him etc. He is getting a little bit better day by day which is good and he is still eating. Thanks again for all the help.

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome