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My horse seems depressed and lonely, any ideas?

i have a new horse on the ranch and i have him in a pasture. we have other horses out running free on the ranch but i dont want him to do that for many reasons. Every night i hear him calling for the others and when i ride hes always looking for them. he gets bullied by even our ponies though so putting one of them in with him isnt really an option. we tried putting all the other horses with him at different times but he gets really beet up.any ideas on how to make him happy?

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Spend more time with him

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Play with him and have a bond

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im with him every second i can though! but at night and when im at school or work i cant help that
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Kiss him plenty

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Hi, MayaDasi. Horses are incredibly gregarious or social animals. And if his only choices or being in a pasture of his own or being with other horses and being beaten up, well I wouldn't find anything abnormal about the fact that he's lonely & depressed.. Honey, unless you rescued him, it makes me wonder why you have him. And if you did rescue him, God love your heart. You were talking about riding another horse. Do you get him out, ride and spend time with him? Or, if for some reason he's not rideable, could you take him out walking once a day and at least brush and curry him, just to spend some quality time with you? I'm sure he's just very, very lonely and needs attention and love. That in itself would give him some time to be "special" and bond with you. He'll slowly lose his spirit if something's not done. If you don't want to brush and curry him,,just going into his pasture, feeding him some carrots, spending that extra time with him will help with his loneliness. But this is far too sad to let it keep on going, honey. They are just naturally social animals.

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i did rescues him and yes i ride him every day and if not ride i lung him and brush him. hes always pampered and spoiled by me every day. hes in pasture because we dont have stalls at the ranch so its not like i dont pay attention to him thats just where he is.
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Honey, I didn't mean to hurt your feelings. If I did, I'm very sorry. I am so very thankful for kind people like you who rescue God's creatures. Your horse has much to be thankful for. And I misunderstood the fact that you were riding HIM. I thought you meant he was whinnying at the other horses as you rode by him on one of them.
Well, it seems to me as if you're doing everything you honestly can do to help him. You're certainly giving him a lot of your time and love. And since you can't let him in with the other horses because of their behavior toward him, in that case, you're just protecting him, so what else can be done there, I do not know. I honestly just think he's going to be lonely wanting to be with the other horses, honey. Maybe you could put just one horse in with him & let them get used to each other - one with a temperament like his. It might take a few days and things might be tense, but if so, they'll work it out. I've also read that there are other animals you can put with them, like a goat, llama, or even a pig. But I think another horse would be a great idea. Again, if I hurt your feelings, I apologize from deep within my heart. That was not my intention at all.
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oh know, you didn't i should have explained better, and thanks, i put one of the ponies in with him that doesn't bully him very much more just likes to play. they seem fine but the pony isn't mine and will be leaving in a few weeks so i will try to find him another friend or find some other way to make him not feel so alone. Thank you for your kindness
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You're welcome, sweetie. I'll send up a little prayer that you can find a mate for him. ^.^.
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Give hime lots of food

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hah i am giving him as much as i can without making him to fat lol
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You have several options. Put him in a pasture adjacent to the one the other horses are in. The fence will keep him safe. Put one other horse in with him, he might get pounded at first, but there's a good chance those two will become friends. If one doesn't work, try a different one. It takes a while for horses to adapt to new roomies. We had a lovely, large horse that was very gentle, but he was the boss and brooked no disobedience. When we moved him to a different place, the people had to rehome him because he was the omega and was constantly getting beat up. You just never know where a horse will work itself into a herd. Horses are herd animals, that's where they get their safety and comfort. Work with him for a while, I'll bet it works out.

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the well the other horses are running free on the pasture because no one rides them
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Arrange for a female partner, love him, give him good food, and take him to your VET, he will be of more help to you.

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Horses are social animals .. and there is a 'pecking order' in terms of a hierarchy. New to the herd horses will be picked on some, but that shouldn't last long..when the new member understands the boundaries set by the nature of the herd .. they will get along just fine.

If that is just not an option, then put another horse in with him so he will have company.

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but hes been here for a couple months and he gets really beet up, like bad. even the ponies try to hurt him
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Feed him delicious sugar cubes

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hah the funny thing is, he doesnt like sugar cubes! haha isnt that weird?
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Who doesn't like sugar?!? That is weird! Hahaha
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Pick the easiest going horse/pony on the place and put the two of them together. One of them will get bullied/beat up for a while until they work out their pecking order but it will settle down.

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Let him run free or spend more time with him!

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im not lettng him go free because i work with him atleast once a day and i have a big property and dotn want to have to go catch him every day.
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