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post #11 of 12 Old 04-15-2019, 09:51 AM
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Some do fine alone others not so much. My old guy could of careless about the other horse's. He lived alone before and was fine.

Two I currently have can be left alone and do fine. Only time the one has issues is spring time beginning of riding season. The black gelding has his tizzy screaming and running around when buddy gets out of sight. Thats out in corral will do same in barn but he's tied up dances around having a fit, same deal leave him to have fit till he stands quite.

Took about 4 days of doing this and he's over it and fine with being left alone.

You'll have to see how horse does don't want it going through fence. Yeah a mini donkey would make a good buddy. Having 2 horse's won't necessarily solve anything one left behind when riding will have a tizzy. So back to issues.
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post #12 of 12 Old 04-15-2019, 10:01 AM
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Like others said some horses dont mind living alone and others cant handle it. Its hard to say how this mare will do alone but one way to get an idea is to ask the owner. Also, make sure to have a backup plan in case she can't handle being alone.

When we got my mare Luna she was with other mares in a pasture at her old owner's place she had friends but she really could care less about staying with them or leaving them. When she got here she was all alone for several weeks and could have cared less that she was alone. Even after we got our gelding you pull in out of the pasture to work with him and she could care less. She actually prefers people companions over horse companions.

Now our gelding, on the other hand, is the opposit. He can't stand being alone if you leave him alone in the pasture he works himself up into a tizzy, Pacing the fence line and calling out. When we first got him it was bad, we have gotten him so that hes not so bad now but he still will work himself up good for the first few min hes alone.
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