SIL(-to-be) is having terrible trouble with her pony. Said pony was moved to a new place three weeks ago where he lives out with another pony and a couple of sheep as company (there are not other horses nearby). SIL's pony has never been fussed about other horses leaving the field/yard in any of his previous yards, even if he's been the only one left behind, and is generally a laid back guy but now gets very, very anxious if the other pony is taken away from the field, whinnies and races round the field, would jump the fence if could. SIL is worried as his behaviour doesn't seem to be getting any better and currently the pony cannot be taken away from the field to be ridden as he just goes crazy and just wants to go back and rejoin his friend in the field. The other pony isn't fussed and is ridden several times a week (they moved to the new place at the same time, didn't know each other beforehand). If anyone has any ideas on how to deal with this (other than giving it time) or any positive stories, please share!
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Separation anxiety? Uncurable?
Mayandbump23 · 03/04/2011 15:05
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