serenity asked in PetsOther - Pets · 1 decade ago

Do horses tend to kick other animals such as a goats, sheep, or alpacas if left in the same pasture together?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    It realy depends on the horse... My horses have been raised with all kinds of animals, so they do very well with almost anything. The only animal they don't like is pigs, they will chase pigs off. My gaots graze in the same pasture with my horses almost all summer, the goats are silly enough to even go inbetween the horses legs lol. But the horses don't care. You would just have to see what your animals do together, and maybe lead your horse over to sniff them at first. And put them beside eachother in different pasture/pen so they can get used to eachother over a fence. Give it a try, and good luck (:

    Source(s): Own a small petting zoo, and have owed many kinds of animals for 14 years.
  • D
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Depends on your horse's tendency to kick. I know and have plenty of horses in with cows, goats, and llamas with no problem. They do have enough room to avoid each other and they all back down from the horses right away with a simple ear pinning, so there was no problems. If you have a crappy dominant horse and stupid animals that will annoy the horse, you could have problems.

    Try some supervised time with the animals running around and you holding on to your horse. Introduce them and if you horse starts to kick, give her a jerk or a whack, whatever. A well trained horse should not kick at anything with you there. If tried to kick them, it probably won't work.

  • 1 decade ago

    It depends on the horse. My friend has a medium sized herd that run with two llamas and a goat. The dominant male (all but one are geldings) chasing everyone. The largest male, a Percheron, could care less and is often seen grazing with the pygmy goat directly underneath him.

  • 1 decade ago

    They can. It really depends on the horse. My horse kicked, chased and tried to bite every animal we put in with her. However, my friends horse absolutely loves her two goat companions.

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  • Tigger
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    For a while I worked taking care of a pair of horses. And the mare would kick the gelding a lot.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yeah they might when you first put the other animal in ther but after a couple weeks they should get used to the animal. Our horses tried to kick and kill my little brother's pony when we put him with the bigger horses but after a while they got used to him.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Only if the other animals get too close and bother the horse.

  • emily
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Generally only if they're known kickers or being chased

  • 1 decade ago

    usually not if they have thier own space

  • 1 decade ago

    ya

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