Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
I agree with adding another horse to the mix...it could really change the dynamics. If adding another horse of your own is not an option, you could think about boarding for someone...maybe give a great deal (but still worth it for you).
Otherwise, I would try to at least create a second pen and keep them in separate pens.
What a tough situation.
We have a big field for our horses, and there are two out there right now, but our mare was out with them before her diet changed from theirs (too much of a pain to feed)...so we have two in individual pens, and two together. They whinnie to each other when one leaves , but no body gets frantic. We also change the horses who are cohabiting every once in a while so it is just old news to them. All four like being able to see each other though.
I haven't heard of the sending away thing, but from what the above poster said, I would try something else first!