The only time that I have come across the widespread use of teaser stallions is at the TB studs in the UK, where the stud fees are high, and no one wants to risk an injury. The ones I came across were pony stallions, they teased the mares and then as a 'reward' got to serve a pony mare or two in the season.
On another thread I saw this being said
On the Thoroughbred farms they NEVER use the stallion they breed with to tease. I have never seen a professional operation where the breeding stallions are used to tease.
There are farms where they do not ever stand a stud but they keep one for teasing mares. The teaser is not bred. Of course, the mares are all bred (to top of the line stallions elsewhere) and preggo for most of the year and he is no where near the yearlings and weanlings.. so no horses in heat to get him going.
That being said, the stallion on such an operation does not have the greatest life. He is isolated and while well cared for and well fed, his socialism with humans or horses is pretty limited. Some farms use a pony or mini stud to tease mares. However, some mares won't show for a pony or mini stud.
The stallions I knew that were teasers were most often race horses that were colts that broke down on the track and were not of good enough lines to use to breed with.
Is life for a teasing stallion BAD? No.. just colorless.. even if the horse is a paint.
I'm just wondering other peoples views and opinions.
Personally I think the life of a teaser stallion isn't great, and certainly not something that I would purposely keep the jewels on a dub par stallion prospect for.
I had a stud here, but no teaser stallion, my hussy mares would start flirting over the fence in the direction of the yearling colts.
Two questions, how many studs use teasers, and do you think it is a good life for the teaser.