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    06-18-2011, 09:18 PM
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Weanling
Pasture buddy for my mare?

What other types of animals can live with horses? We're thinking of taking our mare to our house and I'm not sure I want to take on another horse right now but I want her to have a buddy. I heard goats can - has anyone had experience with this?
     
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    06-18-2011, 09:23 PM
  #2
Yearling
Goats are easy and cheap ish, you can rescue a donkey of some kind they make great pasture buddies!!
     
    06-18-2011, 09:24 PM
  #3
Yearling
We have sheep and our gelding has 'adopted' them and licks them like they were his babies. (PS - we have hair sheep - Katahdins - so you don't have to shear them, much easier than wool sheep.)
     
    06-18-2011, 09:25 PM
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You can put pretty much any herd animals together. I would highly recommend goats, since they make great companions for horses are are really easy to take care of (compared to horses, hehe). I have a goat along with my two horses, and she's lots of fun. More like a dog than a goat, really.

Or maybe you could get a mini donkey. Those are fun, too. They keep like air ferns and have the most gentle temperaments.
     
    06-18-2011, 10:01 PM
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We had a problem with goats eating off our horses tails more than once. Just throwing that out there.

Donkeys are great.
     
    06-18-2011, 10:11 PM
  #6
Showing
I second the goats. We don't have any now but have in the past. Thinking about getting a few Boer's. I love that when we had them I didn't ever have to clean or spray fence rows.

When I was a kid, my gpa had a Nubian nanny that served as a foster mom for an orphan colt when they lost the mare. I wasn't very old and I remember it being the funniest darn thing watching that colt nurse :) sorry to get sidetracked!
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    06-18-2011, 10:17 PM
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Weanling
[QUOTE=Tennessee;1069257]We had a problem with goats eating off our horses tails more than once. Just throwing that out there.

I've heard that can be a problem. Any solution to it?
     
    06-18-2011, 10:33 PM
  #8
Weanling
[QUOTE=steedaunh32;1069263]
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Originally Posted by Tennessee    
We had a problem with goats eating off our horses tails more than once. Just throwing that out there.

I've heard that can be a problem. Any solution to it?
I put all kinds of stuff on the tails to ger the goats to leave them. None worked for me. I like my horses tail more than the goats, so my end solution was to get rid of the goats.
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