I have a mare I've been leasing for about three months now. She is a pasture horse, and when she moved to my barn she was a bit of a loner - not really accepted in the herd. Eventually she found a pasture buddy, and they are now attached at the hip. Whenever they are separated..well let's just say it's not good.
Whenever I ride my horse, her friend is waiting by the pasture fence the entire time, whinnying. This means it's difficult to gain my horse's attention, and even worse she becomes extremely hyper and refuses to calm down.
For example, today I was going to trot over a ground pole, but my horse instead decides to jump it (as if it were 3 ft), gallop out of it, and try to buck me off.
I love that my horse finally has a good pasture buddy, but now it's becoming more and more of a problem. Any ideas??
(sorry for the long story - wanted to make sure I got everything in there!)