Charlie is a big build 20 year old Arabian ~15h and definitely the dominant horse at my farm. He came to me along with Dusty as a trade for Patches. He's a nice horse with a lot of spark. My problem with him is that he is a shelter hog.
All winter, when we had freezing rain or that one snow, he would guard the entrance to the barn which left Bobo and Dusty outside. I fitted the inside of the common area of the barn with several gates on hinges so that I could cordon off stalls as needed and I could stall Charlie allowing the others room to come out of the weather. That was way too much trouble so Charlie had to go. He was basically only a companion horse for Bobo anyway and I still have Dusty.
So yesterday Charlie was walked over to my neighbor John's farm; it's only across the road and over the bridge ~1/4 mile away. Bobo took it hard and called for quite a while besides running and bucking around the paddock. I stayed with him for a while, gave him some cookies and groomed him a bit, helping him settle down. This morning, he was still feeling the effects of separation but was a lot better.
It's not like I've never sold or gave away a horse before but Bobo is just a little different and I hurt for him - but with rain coming latter this week, he'll be better off. Now maybe I can get rid of the rain rot he had most of the winter.