Originally Posted by Taffy Clayton
If a horse is in a pasture by itself, it is lonely.
In most cases, yes. But it depends on the animal. We have a gelding that we had to keep at the house, with no contact, sight, sound, smell of other horses around. I was so concerned. He was only 3.
He NEVER cared... from the beginning. Even when he got well enough to start riding and we DID ride past other horses in their pastures, he didn't seem interested.
When he's with horses (as he is now) he is herd boss, but isn't chummy. When alone, he's perfectly content.