Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: northern arkansas
socialization is critical for herd animals like horses its in their genetic amkeup to be with others of their own kind, my grandpa had a horse who he got when he was just a baby and grew never seeing another horse so when my friend bought him when he was 4 he was terrified of other horses, among many other mental and emotional problems he had. even if you consider yourself their herdmate, they need constant contact, so if you cant be with them every minute theyll need a companion and if you want a horse who doesnt thnk he is a goat id advise you to keep another horse... that said i know for economic reasons most people nowadays have trouble keeping more than one, in that case just try to keep him with stall toys or a companion animal, nothing substitutes another horse, but any contact is better than none...
Ω Horses are a projection of peoples dreams Ω