So I figured I’d put this out here see if any of you guys knew of anything. We’re casually looking for a buddy for Whisper.
The past 2 winters we’ve had a lot of trouble with Whisper. In the summer she’s fine, but once winter starts she starts pacing in her stall. Sometimes she’ll run in and out and nearly hurt herself. It is obvious that she’s extremely upset about something, but as far as we can see there is nothing. We have to turn her out in the arena for her to calm down and rest. Because she paces, she’s lame and in pain all winter, and the vets, my mom and I are sort of at our wit’s end as to how to help her otherwise. She’s much better this winter, which is still not really okay tho.
We also think she may have a tear in a ligament or a tendon, and short of an MRI we won’t know for sure. But obviously her walking and pacing is not helping. Storms are particularly terrible for her. Wind, rain – doesn’t really matter. And, well, Amber isn’t really the best candidate to be a friend that gets to stay next to Whisper. When Whisper gets worried and won’t stop pacing or freaking out, it pisses Amber off and she then pins her ears, bites at the fence and kicks, which then makes Whisper even more worried….. So, uh…. that’s not a good choice lol. Amber likes to SEE other horses around. But she doesn’t want them near her or in her bubble. She loves Whisper from afar lol.
So, what are we looking for? Something older, probably teens and up, that is other horse friendly, very chill in their stall and doesn’t mind neighbors walking their dogs or trains since we do have 2 railways behind the barn. Preferably few health issues, but they don’t need to be sound to ride, and we would obviously take very good care of them and provide the buddy with a retirement home as Whisper’s companion. We don’t care if it’s a gelding or a mare – Whisper loves everyone. It could even be a mule, honestly haha. Whisper used to be stabled with a mule and adores them, and Amber, while very curious about them, liked them when she met them as well.
So if anyone knows of anything I’d love to hear from you lol. It’s not at all urgent right now – there’s still some things we need to iron out before making a decision, but I figured I’d put it out there in case you guys knew of anyone looking to give their partner a good and easy home for retirement. Even if you hear of something in a few weeks, or a few months, please still feel free to reach out. Thanks everyone!