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post #11 of 14 Old 04-26-2015, 06:53 PM
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I have two horses at home, yes, one does get a bit "whiny" when the other one leaves, but the one left behind has to suck it up. I may go to a two day show, the other horse, which happens to be the sire of my show horse, has to stay alone for a few days, he survives just fine. When I take one trail riding off the property, like I did today, the one left at home, stands in the corner of the paddock and screams like a girl for a while. Neither one act up leaving the other horse at home, I don't put up with nonsense while riding and they seem to respect that.

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post #12 of 14 Old 04-27-2015, 08:55 AM
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That's OK as long as you don't have a horse that jumps out and follows you - I have two here that think nothing of jumping from one field to another if they feel like it or taking themselves into the barn
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post #13 of 14 Old 04-27-2015, 09:18 AM
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Would maybe getting a few goats to keep the alone horse company help you think? Or would the horse still just want its horse companion?
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post #14 of 14 Old 04-28-2015, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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Haha I hate goats! I thought about getting a mini, but my mare is very very bossy and I wouldn't want the mini to kick her leg. It will be fine when I move my other guy home, but that may not be for a year or two. I will just have to see how it goes I guess!
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