09-26-2010, 09:58 AM
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I had my mini with my quarterhorse and they got along too well. The big horse developed a massive case of herdbound LOL.
However, I did find out the previous owner stabled the Qhorse with minis and one of the ministallions actually attacked him and bit him up. I would not of expected that.
Every horse interaction is different. Even though my boys do get along I won't let them share pasture anymore. The big guy could easily crush the little fella by accident. I used to watch them run together and the mini tripped once and the big guy nearly ran him down. He turned at the last second. It was one of my deciding factors to separate them.
Your older horse could also be injured and at his age it could be a death sentence. I would keep them separated if you can. If you need extra shade on a temporary basis what about one of those 10x10 pop up tents? They are about $100.00 at Walmart. Would work in a pinch for the minis.