The title says it all! How do you do it if you have one horse! ESPECIALLY when he is outcasted from your neighbors horses, the only friends he has!!! Ok ill explain, I live next door to my cousins, and they have a herd of 5, I have 1, I ride my 1 with them, everytime we ride, I ride with my cousins and their horses, so diablo kind of belongs to that group, but my uncle has a pole so far up his butt(that is totally the wrong word) that he wont open up the gate and let my horse run with his at night when they eat, so my horse runs the fence line wanting to be with the other horses so much he cuts his chest, he has two on his chest right now, (they are healing quite nicely though nothing to serious...yet) diablo feels left out and im pretty sure he feels a bit...in danger by himself because horses are herd animals and they rely on their buddies for protection, (i didnt need to tell you guys that but go with me) I really don't know what to do, I mean there is the obvious, get another horse, but we 1 don't have the money for another horse and 2 don't have the money to feed another horse this winter, im really at a loss of ideas,
My cousins went to a roping this weekend and left me to feed the horses they didnt take, so I let my horse out with the other two and he was so happy kicking up his heels whinnying, he was loving it! He was so happy to be with his buddies and he kind of hung his head when I went to get him this morning because he knew he had to go back to his pen by himself, and I don't know if I can watch him tonight running out there trying to be with them(because they come back tonight and I don't think they would be to happy to find out they have another horse, especially mine) im really out of ideas I don't know what to do,
I think anyone would be in the same boat if they went to feed their horse and found that he had AGAIN cut himself because he just wants a buddy, he just wants someone to be with and I can't give him a buddy, I can get him out of wire when he's stuck I can give him a cookie when he's getting doctored I can do all this other stuff for him except give him a buddy he's so lonely and I know how he feels but im human and im used to it, he's not, I feel kind of helpless at the moment...
*throws you a cookie if you read this far* thanks guys