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Help with Buddy Sour Horse

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I do see there is a post on this topic already and wondering if my title will help pull in more advice on this matter for all. 

I created a buddy sour horse. Yes, It's my fault. I adopted a 2-year mustang straight from the corrals. He came in very gentle and his only vice was he cried out to horses he could not see but could smell and hear. At times he looked like he could jump the round pen so we would take a horse and put the horse in the next pen to calm him. This worked great. Next, we moved him to the paddocks as he graduated, and to keep him from anxiety we put a horse in the next paddock. 24/7. Next, we used the other horse to get him used to being in a stall and generally walking around the barn getting to know things. Then we stalled them next to each other and paddocked them together. It was truly great to see the bond until we started the groundwork and this is where I realize I did this. My mustang no longer focuses on me. His focus is, where is my buddy? if he's not near my mustang will cry out, and he will start to throw a temper tantrum, trotting around me, pawing, and neighing. It has gotten out of control, but is not at the dangerous level yet, but could be if I don't get control. I purposely, took him away from the other horse to work with him 1-1. I moved his feet every time he cried out. Boy, we did this for about 30 minutes. I trotted him on lead, we played in the puddles. and he just isn't there. 

We have started to introduce other horses in the paddocks, and they still keep together.
Should I move the buddy to another stall and replace him with another horse in short monitored time-outs?
I will still plan 1-1 time and take buddy away, but any advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi & welcome to the Uni. I've been a Monty Roberts follower for a while now. Met him in 2011 & provided his last 1st saddle & rider in Scotland in 2019 - Monty Roberts and Kelly Marks at SNEC 2019, the first 3 minutes is someone else's horse! I have 2 homebreds, Holy Moley & her elder brother, Spitfire Kirk. They are very bonded but I don't view that as a problem, I use that close relationship to my advantage. For example, Moley ( she's a mare by the way ) saw her Dad & brother sedated to have their teeth rasped by electric drill. Humphrey, their sire, has issues with metal in his mouth - it's a long story but he has PTSD with anything around his middle & metal in his mouth causes him to walk forward despite anything, including a Dually, I can do. She said " Hell No"! I could get a lead rope round her neck but she wouldn't entertain a headcollar. The vet couldn't hold her either. So, we arranged a return visit, a male vet who normally deals with thoroughbred yearlings, ten days later. But Moley won't let me headcollar her. So, I used Kirk to help me. I have a headcollar that you slip on & then clip under the chin. I offered Kirk a mint to put his nose in the headcollar & slipped it over his ears. Gave him a "Good boy", a scratch & a mint. Took headcollar off. Offered him the headcollar again with mint below the nose band. He happily accepted, I slipped it over his ears & gave him another scratch & another mint. Holy Moley butted in - when's it my turn to play this game. I gently pushed her away. Took the headcollar off Kirk & then offered it to him with a mint below the nose band. After he had shown Moley a third time what was expected she was eager to cooperate & in doing so was given mints, just like Kirk. When the return visit happened the vet was late. I had haltered Moley but now she was getting fractious because of the delay. For 25 minutes this large, Irish guy tried to dominate my 13.2 Irish cob x Welsh B girl to no avail. At the point where he wanted to give up I suggested we use the hay storage trailer that has a rope ring attached to the spare wheel set up. I put the lead rope through the rope lope, so I had at least a chance to hold 425+ kilos of very determined mare - I'm in my 60's, and the vet walked briskly past her leaving a sedative in her rump. Her treatment was a dream from that point on. However, none of that would have been possible without Kirk. In the wild horses are all about family. Don't fight this friendship, embrace it & use it, or the jealousy of attention to get the best learning.keep us updated on your progress, or bumps in the road. Cheers, Jo.