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post #11 of 14 Old 03-06-2016, 09:38 PM
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Lots of good advice already, but I wanted to throw this in there too...

My older horse is a terrible companion horse. Sure, she keeps my primary riding horse company when she's in there, but when I take my primary horse anywhere (including staying on the same property, riding in view of older horse) she freaks out. She can't stand being alone, so she either tears up her stall, or just jumps out the window, which caused her to injury herself. It's very annoying to deal with.

So make sure the companion is quiet and easy going, because otherwise it will make it difficult to ride your horse.

(my pony comes back soon to keep her company, thank goodness!)
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post #12 of 14 Old 03-06-2016, 11:45 PM
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Good point. It's kind of difficult if the companion horse needs a companion horse...
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post #13 of 14 Old 03-08-2016, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
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wow thanks guys for all the advice it helped alot! i was going to rescue a horse that cant be ridden anymore and see if my horse got along with them before i bought them. Do u guys have any advice for barn visits and anything i need to know before i get the rescue horse?
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post #14 of 14 Old 03-08-2016, 11:58 AM
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Don't throw them together immediately. If' you have the place to do it, it's best to let them interact over a fence for the first few days.

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