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Do Horses Need a Companion? What Animals Work Well?

Our new neighbor is considering buying his first horse and wondering if it’s ok only to have one, or does it need a companion? I’ve always had multiple horses, and wasn’t sure of the answer, so I decided to do some research. Horses have much in common with humans. Both are social creatures that need …

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10 Differences Between Ponies and Horses: Size, Breeds …

My granddaughter labels every pony a baby horse; when I correct her, she always asks, “what the difference.” So I decided to provide a thorough answer for her and anyone else interested in knowing the differences between horses and ponies. There are numerous differences between ponies and horses; ponies can’t be taller than 14.2 hands, …

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What do Ponies Eat? Plus Pony Facts Every Owner Should Know

My niece and nephew got their first pony and want to ensure it eats appropriately. So they ask me what ponies eat? I had a pretty good idea but decided to do some research so that I could provide them with the best answer possible. Ponies eat grass, hay, and grain on occasion. A pony …

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Is a Pony a Baby Horse? a Physical and Emotional Comparison

My granddaughter is convinced a pony is a baby horse. Is she correct, is a pony a baby horse? I needed to provide her the most straightforward explanation possible, so I thoroughly researched ponies and “baby horses.” ponies are not “baby horses”; they are equines under 14.2 hands. A “baby horse” is a foal that will grow …

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