Helping Horses Grieve the Loss of Another Horse

Updated September 7, 2023

In this video episode of Ask the Vet, Dr. Gray and SmartPaker Dan discuss is horses experience grief and how to help a horse deal with loss, specifically with the death of a pasture mate. They talk about why turning the horse out with at least one other horse might be a good idea, how to help the horse through the grieving process and receive closure.

Plus, learn things you can do to help your horse take his minds off of the loss of another horse. Dr. Gray lists the signs of grief in horses to help you recognize them in your own horse.

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