Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Sterling, Virginia, USA
When I brought Reno home he became really attached to the other Thoroughbred at the barn, another gelding named Toga. He would throw a vocal tantrum if he was brought inside first during evening turn-in. When Toga moved away, I worried how Reno would take it, but it didn't seem to have any ill effect on him. Another Thoroughbred moved in, this time a mare named Sweetie. She and Reno became thick as thieves...or more like a duck and her duckling (Reno being the duckling). Everyone called her his 'girlfriend'. Again, he threw tantrums if he was brought inside first during evening turn-in. Always quiet and happy if brought in second or last. Sweetie actually moved away the day I got injured (10/7), and he has since been doing fine despite my worry. The 'herd' is now reduced to two horses, my boy and the BO's Andalusian mare. Reno's not particularly close to her, and if he's with someone (in the field or by the fence) she'll run up and drive him away...which I really try not to let her get away with.
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