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post #1 of 12 Old 07-08-2010, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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Would it be mean

I have been offered the use of a little paddock just up the road from where Buzz lives where he could he eat the grass.
It is however well I don't think big enough for his little friend to accompny him. Would it be mean to put Buzz in ther and let him eat grass away from his friend?

I should probably do a backstorey :)
Buzz suffers from seperation anxiety. He is alot better now but before he would have the big hissy fits when leaving Cookie(his friend). I am now able to walk(lead not ride) away from Cookie and he will be fine once where gone and out of distance he is usually fine. He goes out to pony club once a month and is fine with that. But back to the question would it be mean to put him in this paddock it withen hearing distance so they will still be able to hear each other to let him have grass??
Or should I just leave it
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post #2 of 12 Old 07-08-2010, 09:58 AM
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I'd say finding grass as a reward for leaving Cookie will only help matters!
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post #3 of 12 Old 07-08-2010, 10:00 AM
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the grass will occupy him and he could use the time away from his buddy.

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post #4 of 12 Old 07-08-2010, 10:18 AM
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It might help you in your work to get him over his separation anxiety. I say go for it.
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post #5 of 12 Old 07-09-2010, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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okay cool :) I thought it would help but then I was thinking about it and my mind ran overtime thinking lol
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post #6 of 12 Old 07-09-2010, 11:57 AM
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yes it's a good idea. he will be rewarded for going away from his friend nicely. and he may learn that when he is away from his friend, that he's ok and that will help him get over his anxity.

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post #7 of 12 Old 07-09-2010, 12:32 PM
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I don't see how it would be 'mean' at all, you'd be doing him a favor taking him away from his buddy, helping him out with his anxiety. My moms horse is horribly herd bound and I feel bad sometimes but I HAVE to take my horse away from her, when I go to shows and she can't come, she needs to be ready for that.

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post #8 of 12 Old 07-10-2010, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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I thought it may of been mean because he would still be able to hear her and sometimes when something is just out of reach you get more anxious but the grass should distract him, do you think it would be okay leaving him in ther for a day or like an hour to start of with
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post #9 of 12 Old 07-10-2010, 02:28 PM
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What im thinking right now is how much grass he would be eating? Just don't want him to get sick or anything :) what you could do is take him for an hour in the new pen then an hour with his friend then back to the new pen and so on, if you have nothing better to do :) but I do suggest switching a few times a day at first just so he doesnt get too lonely
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post #10 of 12 Old 07-10-2010, 03:02 PM
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Buzz suffers from seperation anxiety.

see, the word suffers, isnt a good thing! ;) you would be oing him a favor by helping him get over it! :)

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