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post #11 of 15 Old 07-12-2010, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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I'd be scared to tie but that is just me. Could you have someone hold one horse while you are riding the other and feed it treats and groom it or something so it gets the idea that being alone isn't so bad? I definitely agree on the companion idea. That really helps!
Good idea!! I'll try that!

Yeah, tying scares me, too...a lot.

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post #12 of 15 Old 07-13-2010, 12:52 AM
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There are a lot of rescues out there looking for homes just like yours- that need a pasture puff! There are a lot of horses that can't be ridden but would be happy to keep your other horse content while you go riding. Check into that!

Also- are both broke to ride? Why not have a friend come over and go riding together?

Spent a whole hour today laying in a pasture, waiting for a sparkling vampire to show up. Alas, I woke up and looked over, only to find a mound of horse crap. Sigh.
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post #13 of 15 Old 07-13-2010, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
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Awesome advice, too! JimMilton.

I do, actually, have a friend who would love to go riding with me, so they can both be out... but as that won't work every time it is a good idea to look for maybe a rescue horse as a pasture mate.

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If you can afford another mouth to have as just a pasture puff, or even another rideable horse if you think you have time to manage 3, it's a good idea. I think it would also be a good idea to look into like a mini or a goat or something, if price is an issue. In the mean time, I think the progressive work would be best, if you can keep them calmly separated by a fence but within sight of eachother, and then gradually increase the distance and personally I would be physically working the one who reacts worse and letting the calmer one, if there is one, figure things out for itself. Best of luck! Buddy sour horses can be very difficult.
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If you can afford another mouth to have as just a pasture puff, or even another rideable horse if you think you have time to manage 3, it's a good idea. I think it would also be a good idea to look into like a mini or a goat or something, if price is an issue. In the mean time, I think the progressive work would be best, if you can keep them calmly separated by a fence but within sight of eachother, and then gradually increase the distance and personally I would be physically working the one who reacts worse and letting the calmer one, if there is one, figure things out for itself. Best of luck! Buddy sour horses can be very difficult.
Hmm... I'll try it this evening. Gradually separating them until I can find a pasture buddy.

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