Join Date: May 2011
Location: In your closet.
Their are two horses kept in the same pen at my house. My horse, and a friend of mine keeps her horse their also. When I take MY horse out the other horse goes nuts, he runs along the fence line screaming but MY horse just walks on calm and casually, he doesnt mind being taken away. But when I take out the other horse, he gets crazy, (My friends horse does not want to leave MY horse) and MY horse gets crazy also when left alone in the pasture, but not when is he the one being taken out.... My friends horse is more attached to MY horse than MY horse is attached to hers... But, I would suggest making their time away from each other fun, doing lots of interesting things and working them. They are what is called "Buddy Sour" and to start solving this issue would be to put a round pen right by the pasture they share and work them separate from each other till they are comfortable working alone and not with their buddy, then gradually get out of the round pen and work them farther and farther apart... They need to get used to be taken away from each other and the WORST possible thing to do would be to take them out together, it makes them feel as if they need the other horse to keep safe. Your horses arent trusting you as their leader so they rely on their friends to keep them safe and to take them from their only source of comfort makes them act like this. You must build trust between you and your horses so they trust you when you take them out and away from each other. My friends horse is still working on this and its a long process. When your horses trust you they wont mind spending an afternoon with you and without any other horse.... Build a better relationship with your horses.... This is not meant to sound rude in any way! Good Luck and Happy Riding (: I don't mind when the horse left in the pasture starts acting up, but I DO mind when the horse I am taking out starts throwing a fit.
E v e r y horse is good for something. You dont throw a whole life away just cause he's banged up a little...
Last edited by Gallop On; 05-22-2011 at 10:22 PM.