Hello, I am moving on to 2 acres this summer and I have a 6 yr old Canadian gelding that is currently boarded on pasture with a small herd. He is the boss! I would like to get a mini horse to keep him company at the new place but I am worried if they will get along? I plan to introduce them slowly and monitor it. I also will have several pasture paddocks to keep them seperate if needed. What do you think?
As long as your gelding isn't completely crazy, I think he'll be fine =] we have three large horses (one being a 17hh tb) in with our miniature horses and they all get along just fine ^^ just keep an eye on them
I also keep my mini with a TB gelding. The mini is a stallion and a little bit aggressive, so the first week or two was tough. I kept them separate and gradually introduced them, and both ended up with some minor injuries (kicks and bites). They are very bonded to each other now. I would think that if you use introduce the horses carefully you shouldn't have any big problems.
Keep in mind though, that some horses are afraid of ponies xD we have a mare who is sure that ponies are from hell and have the intention of dragging down to her death ;) might want to consider letting him meet a smaller equine before buying one for him. Just to be sure