I have been asked to help some friends with their new horses, they have never owned horses before until now. The horses were abandonded on the forty acears they purchaced it two years ago. And they are just now - after they have built their home - are wanting to work and learn to ride them. We don't know much about the horses one is about nine or ten and is pure arab. And the other is a friescian cross about five or six. They are beautiful respectful horses and I have had no problems getting them to lung, back up, flex, pick up their feet or anything really. They are very well broke.
However the friescian goes frantic balistic uncontrolable when we remove Rashia -the arab-, even if he's only a few feet from the gate I have never worked with horses with seperation anxiety to this extent.
And the owners have no way of seperating the horses while in the pasture at this time. So my question is am I at a lost cause or is there a way that we can start seperating the horses with out harming ourselves an/or the horses or making the anxiety worse.