We have again moved to a new barn. The owner of the barn we moved to in May is having health problems that are forcing him to close and sell. After moving to the new barn seven days ago, Fella just seemed out of sorts. The BM put him in a pasture next to her WB/TB pregnant mare and an Arab yearling gelding. He took to the mare very quickly and when the mare and yearling were moved to another area, he quickly lost it! I showed up to the barn on Friday to see him sweating from head to tail, pacing back and forth and screaming. She said he had been doing that for a couple of hours....she had tried feeding him his evening meal to see if that would calm him down, but he wouldn't stop to eat.
Now, he has never done well being put out with other horses...either he finds someone inferior to terrorize or he is a total outcast. He can't be with any horses that will pick on him at night, as we are sure he is nightblind and has been known to go through fences. BUT we decided that maybe we should try putting them together to see how they would do just to save his sanity! As soon as he was released into their pasture, he calmed right down and began to graze! It makes me so happy that he can be part of a herd!
So here is his new family; the WB/TB paint, Coley (aka Mama), is his new girlfriend. The Arab gelding, Ace, is his new playmate. The QH dun, Jade....well, they just avoid each other!