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    06-18-2011, 06:17 PM
  #1
Yearling
Unhappy Pasture mate is being sent off for training :(

Ther are two horses on the property I rent. Mine and my neighbors. While the vet was out today it was brought to my attention that they are sending the horse off to training this week.

I tried not to looked alarmed but If I knew earlier, I would have looked for mini or something to foster in the mean time. Any suggestions for ensuring a smooth transition for Cooper? The vet offered a mild tranq but I declined for now. My neighbor is going to ask if the lady taking her horse to train could maybe leave one of her horses here for the interim.

Anybody have experience with this? There are goats on the property, but Cooper shows no interest nor pays them any mind.
     
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    06-18-2011, 09:38 PM
  #2
Yearling
Maybe I should add that the neighbor is the landlord. I pay her for use of a stall/pasture space. I've always helped her with her horse, and I guess I just assumed i'd get the same respect to let her know if I was taking my horse somewhere to give her time to prepare.
I feel like im being paranoid that Cooper will hurt himself on the chicken fencing dividing the pastures, or go through the electric fencing:roll:

Would anybody else be concerned if they were in my shoes?
     
    06-18-2011, 09:51 PM
  #3
Green Broke
I don't get why it's such a big deal that he be by himself? Is he prone to being buddy sour/ seperation issues?
     
    06-18-2011, 10:45 PM
  #4
Weanling
Dose he have problems when the other horse leaves like on a trail ride. Dose he act up when you try to take him away from the other horse.
     
    06-19-2011, 02:19 AM
  #5
Yearling
They are both really buddy sour. When I rode 2 weeks ago the ther gelding put his hoof and entire leg through the fencing, I had to cut the fence off him. Yesterday when I rode, I took Cooper on a small trail, visible from the round pen that I now out the other horse into and they both were whinnying, huffing. I tried taking Cooper in to the barn but he goes crazy (spins, paces, has that freaked out wide eyed look on his face) since it's not visible from the pasture. Even when the gelding is just being messed with outside the pasture Cooper will make big laps at a full gallop sliding stop towards te fence.
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    06-19-2011, 07:42 PM
  #6
Yearling
The neighbor will try to see if the lady picking up their gelding for training will leave one of her horses here. If not, I have asked if I can pay to bring another horse on property. Soo... I might be in the market for a nice safe, sound mare/gelding :)

This is where the fun begins :)

In the meantime, the electric fence hasnt been working for weeks. I fear that with Cooper's buddy gone, he will soon figure it out. I am requesting the neighbor repair it but if not, I will try my best. Otherwise it'll be in the barn when im not home, or in the round pen where I know he can't get out/hurt. :(
     
    06-20-2011, 02:52 PM
  #7
Yearling
Bump- could really use some suggestions or reassurance that horses are fine by themselves.
     
    06-20-2011, 03:34 PM
  #8
Weanling
My horses even as buddy sour as they are usually settle down in about an hour. My horse's pasture mate has been gone for a month and a half and he is just fine. He saw another horse for the first time last week, he wasn't upset at all.
     
    06-21-2011, 03:40 PM
  #9
Green Broke
I have found that if the horse that is being left behind actually watches his buddy leaving it is much worse. I have tried this before and it worked. Either take your horse for a trailer ride before the other horse leaves and bring him back after other horse is gone, or ask if your horse can go along for the ride and then be brought back to the empty pasture. Either way your horse never watches his buddy leave might be a lot less drama.
     
    06-21-2011, 03:44 PM
  #10
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Taffy Clayton    
I have found that if the horse that is being left behind actually watches his buddy leaving it is much worse. I have tried this before and it worked. Either take your horse for a trailer ride before the other horse leaves and bring him back after other horse is gone, or ask if your horse can go along for the ride and then be brought back to the empty pasture. Either way your horse never watches his buddy leave might be a lot less drama.

Would taking my gelding to the barn work? Its not visible from the pasture. Or would the calling irk him? Ugh.. going to see 3 horses this weekend.
     

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