Well, right now I have two horses. One is a 25 yr old arab gelding, and the other is a 10 yr old arab mare. My problem is that my old guy is most likely not rideable anymore and the two of them are at my house. Unfortunately, my gelding is VERY attached to my mare, and he can not be left alone. He has always been like this, and at the age of 25 I do not think he is likely to change. I have a small ring, but mostly want to trail ride with my mare.....but being unable to leave my gelding alone, I am wondering what I can do come spring. I was thinking about maybe getting him a mini as a companion. I know that some mini enthusiasts are offended by this idea, but I would not be leaving this mini to rot in my paddock. I think it would be neat to teach it to do some obstacles or jumping in hand if it is young. Otherwise, I would rescue something older that just needs a good home for the rest of its days.
My question is, do minis make good companions for large horses, and about how much does it cost to keep a mini on a monthly basis? Anything else I should know about them? I have been told that they are escape artists, so I know I would have to put up some better fencing along the bottom of my fence line.
Thanks for your imput .