Keeping horse alone?

fburton

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Exactly the 'right ' to show natural behaviours is just nonsense -any one up for a mass prosecution of vets who castrate male horses or on owners who give their horses regumate
In theory, non-breeding but intact males should be able to live together happily enough. After all that's what happens 'in the wild' with bachelor groups. In domesticated practice, however, ...
 

noblesteed

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That's interesting thanks. There are sheep available but they aren't exactly horses. I could get a companion pony that my children could ride but it wouldn't be particularly safe for them to ride on a bridleway by open moorland.
My horse can be a bit stressy so probably will be one that can't cope with being alone.
Think I will just ask around for a small companion but given that grazing is so hard to find the poor ****** will prob end up staying where he is :(

Interesting about the legalities. There are several horses around me that DO live on their own and as far as I know there haven't been any prosecutions!
 
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