Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: I'm an American girl living in southwest France
The more you separate them, the easier it'll get for Rupert, especially when he learns his buddy will always come back. It's easy to go all soft for our babies in the paddock, but remember, you are the boss. Rupert doesn't get to decide how many animals you keep in the paddock!
But, if you really want another animal in there, a donkey could be a good choice, but don't ever leave that donkey alone. They get buddy sour too and they can be really loud, which tends to annoy neighbors. The donkey I know is very good at escaping too. But you can let him follow on hacks without a lead or halter and he stays close by.
“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ” ~ William Shakespeare