Today I discovered a bit of a problem. I know the problem is usually with the horse that's being forced to leave the herd, I'm having problems with the ones that stay.
I have four sharing a paddock, two geldings, a mini gelding and a Jenny. All are great friends but the two geldings are attached at the hip. If I take the older gelding away the donkey gets upset and calls constantly, mini and young horse don't really care. Not a huge deal- old man stops calling back once we're out of earshot, and he doesn't get too hard too hard to handle.
Today I took the younger one out on his first off property ride. Both old guy and the donkey were calling when we left, but I figured they'd get over it. Came back to find the old man drenched in sweat and still galloping the fence line. I'm thankful we were gone less then 5 min.
Is there an easier way to help him get over his best buddy leaving then to just wait it out? I'm worried he's going to hurt himself.