non equine companions
I'm wondering if anyones got experience/ knows about non equine companions for your horses- such as goats or sheep, even pigs...
I've been reading up about the benefits of keeping such animals with horses- they don't get as buddy sour, they are good at preventing pastures from getting horse sick, and even eating potentially poisonous plants for horses... but can you keep them to become part of the horses 'herd' and has anyone heard of a horse being kept with souly non equine companions??
also, if you think this is a bad idea (not that I'm really planning to do this, just wondering) can you keep minis with full horses, and if so are there any specific precautions for keeping shetties?
----ive heard farriers and grazing is an issue (but how do you put a horse on restricted grazing with out doing the same to other horses or separating them)??
(tbh I would probably adopt a horse if I needed a companion but its fun to play around with ideas)
- thanks, lucy
edit; also is it safe for horses to be around sheep/goat poo? might be a stupid question but since sheep chew their cud I figure it could be quite different to horse poo
stomp stomp, gimme food
Last edited by UnhappyHacker; 04-03-2019 at 02:22 PM.