Originally Posted by marjie01
Other than the goat suggestion, helpful comments from all. I am aware that this may well be an expensive proposition, which is another reason I'm taking my time, taking lessons, thinking and reading the forum.
Goats and alpacas are used a lot as companions for horses, though! And Goats especially as if there is an illness, they have a weaker immune system and die first (horrid sounding, but heck..) and alpacas are good companions too and may be a cheaper alternative, although not ideal, to getting another horse :)