Is it better to get another horse right after a loss or to wait?
I just had to have my mare of 21 years put down last night. She was my first horse and that very special horse that you just know you can never replace. I know I can't replace her, but I know I can love another horse.
I know this is going to be tough not having her around. She was what made my mornings enjoyable. When I walked in the barn, she greeted you with a very soft nicker. She would rather say hi to you and get some petting than have the grain I put in her stall. Unfortunately my gelding is not that way. He only cares about food. He's a great riding horse, so I'm fine with this in his case. But I just know it is going to be so hard to not have that friendly face in the barn everyday.
My husband wants me to not leave her stall empty and my gelding has always had separation anxiety. He's not handling this well and he is the type that needs a companion. I was just hoping that some Cothers have some advice for me.