Is there a ‘rule of thumb’ regarding mixing different horse breeds together in the same paddock? I’m still new to owning horses and I don’t want to make a rookie mistake.
I have two Quarter Horses, one is a 7 yo and the other is a 15 yo. I assume that since Quarter Horses are closely related to Paints there shouldn’t be any problem mixing them together in the same enclosed area.
Let’s assume they are all geldings and of similar ages.
But what about mixing them with other breeds? Since different breeds have different temperaments is it foolish to mix, say, Arabians with Quarter Horses in the same paddock? Or does it depend more on the individual horse’s personality?
For example, I may have to put them in with a bunch of Tennessee Walkers for a while. I know that horses will chase each other to establish a pecking order, but I don’t know if mixing breeds makes any difference.