bringing new horse home...questions
Well, the planets aligned, we have boarding lined up, and my daughter and I are taking a second look at the horse we want to buy tonite. If all goes well, we will have a horse! He is an 11 y/o gelding and for the last 6 years or so is sharing a paddock with an older horse who is going to be put down as she is just in a lot of pain. The owners tell us our boy 'loves' this mare, so we want to make the transition to a new barn as easy as it can be for him. Luckily the place we are boarding has only the barn owners own horse, so he wont be thrown in with a bunch of other horses. But I would love some suggestions on making him comfortable in his new place, as well as leaving his 'friend'. Any help would be appreciated!