Any tips on dealing with horses that basically marry each other on the trailer?
I have two horses that we trailer for shows, and when we seperate them, they lose their minds being apart. One in particular, a gelding, who was gelded as a 2.5 year old and shows studdy behavior (in his 20’s now). Then, the mare picks up on the vibe and gets stupid too.
Then we have crappy tests because gelding is screaming the entire time.
If I take them solo the gelding will call for others occasionally but he is not nearly as distracted, and can focus on his job.
I take them separately to things but this is not a long term solution. Both horses are shown at the same shows.
I can separate them for turnout and they are fine, but I have a small property so they are never out of earshot.
Someone suggested installing a head divider in my trailer but it would need to be retrofitted and I don’t want to make that commitment without exploring other options first.