Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tum Tum, Washington
There are a couple of things to keep in mind about gelding and mares. One is do you know when your horse was gelded? Horses gelded early (prior to 14 to 16 months of age) are generally ok around mares. The 14 to 16 month period is when the first big shot of hormones hits them. Second, if your horse was gelded late, did he breed any mares? If so, then he is a stag (a gelding who still retains stallion like behaivor). I have two stags and they have to be kept separtate from even the other geldings due to their agressiveness. And yes, I handle them just like a stallion. This behavior was best described by my vet .... I can remove the hormones, but can't erase their memories! Also, don't forget the "mare" side of mother nature. I also have a couple mares who are real teases and will "come on" to just about any gelding. Its just good practice to keep the boys and girls separated.
I may not be good, but I am slow!