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    04-26-2013, 06:13 PM
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I always thought to tease mares ya used a gelding.. I knew a lady that bred quarter horses paints and TBs that liked having my friends gelding around because he was a 'teaser gelding'

I also noticed the gelding we have now teases our mare (seems like she is in heat a lot) kinda funny because even pastured with a stud- seems like I never seen her in heat.. she was always chasing him away, or kicking at him when hed try to mess with her-- Our gelding doesnt try to breed her or anything just 'teases' her.. theres no point to my story.. just wanted to add some food for thought, lol.
     
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    04-26-2013, 06:55 PM
  #12
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Could you get a older pony stallion and geld him, would he still tease mares, but could be turned out and worked without the risk of accidental breedings? I know a lady up the road gelding was gelded at ten, he loved mares but not like he could ever do anything.
Problem with that is if he is pastured with the mares, he could mount the mares. Even if he cannot impregnate them, he could pee inside them or such which could cause a uterine infection
     
    04-26-2013, 09:33 PM
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I know a farm that recently lost their teaser stallion. He was a stallion that they had used to cover mares, but then the honestly had a much better stallion (hall of fame better) that they wanted to use/had bred. This current stallion is standing at stud out of state, so all mares on the farm are either AI or shipped a few days before ovulation. The teaser stallion was easy to handle, was 18 at time and was able to indicate a mare was in heat and receptive which allowed them to get the vet in to do an ultrasound to measure follicule size.

Its not a bad life, its the life of a stallion. He lived by himself, was stabled with the mares at night and never threw a fit. He was easy to handle, had a job on the farm and was really well loved. There were worse places for him to end up. In all honesty he had retired from being a "professional stallion" and his owners did not want him to end up somewhere bad. They figured after nearly 20 years being a stallion and being well mannered it was okay to use him as a teaser. That said, he was not at your average down the street farm. Its a serious farm with seriously well bred horses.

Being a teaser stallion is not a job for every stud, its a job for an exceptionally mannered and minded stud. A good teaser stallion indicates and shows interest but is not un-managable. Most stallions and horses in general don't sit around feeling sad they did not cover a mare. 1/2 an hour after the mare leaves the area they are not writing love songs and crying into cherry garcia. The teaser stud also needs to be on a farm where there are significant numbers of horses. The barn in mind had 18+ mares in foal at any one time. The teaser is not that different or sadder than a horse that is trained on AI. AI stallions are trained to a dummy and don't even get to mount a real mare. I know of AI stallions that drop at the sight of the vet who collects them not the mares. They are trained using a mare in heat standing right in front of the dummy.
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    04-27-2013, 09:04 AM
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I know a Paint breeder that kept a shetland stud as a teaser. He did his job well, always knew when the mares were in heat. When he wasn't teasing the mares, he was pulling a cart for kids giving them rides.
He was well mannered and friendly.
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    04-27-2013, 01:15 PM
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I know a farm that recently lost their teaser stallion. He was a stallion that they had used to cover mares, but then the honestly had a much better stallion (hall of fame better) that they wanted to use/had bred. This current stallion is standing at stud out of state, so all mares on the farm are either AI or shipped a few days before ovulation. The teaser stallion was easy to handle, was 18 at time and was able to indicate a mare was in heat and receptive which allowed them to get the vet in to do an ultrasound to measure follicule size.

Its not a bad life, its the life of a stallion. He lived by himself, was stabled with the mares at night and never threw a fit. He was easy to handle, had a job on the farm and was really well loved. There were worse places for him to end up. In all honesty he had retired from being a "professional stallion" and his owners did not want him to end up somewhere bad. They figured after nearly 20 years being a stallion and being well mannered it was okay to use him as a teaser. That said, he was not at your average down the street farm. Its a serious farm with seriously well bred horses.
I get that thought, a retired stallion who has been replaced by an 'upgrade' it gives him a useful role in society.

I hadn't thought about teasers for such a long time, I have only been around small operations for many many years, places that only have one or two studs and a handful of mares, so teasers aren't used.

I think that I was just taken aback by a suggestion made elsewhere, that a stallion, who by general consensus is not of breeding quality, could have a useful life as a teaser. To me that is probably only one up from 'just because' as a reason for keeping him entire.

That led me to thinking about the life of the teaser, if they are indeed widely used, and then how people select them. All interesting stuff.
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    04-27-2013, 02:37 PM
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Why not just let a teaser stud get his jollies on a phantom? Seems like a fairly logical solution - and no different than studs who only do AI and not live cover. I worked for a breeding operation where they were lucky enough to have a REALLY vocal gelding who did the teasing for them.

I would imagine most places with teaser studs also have a phantom for collection.
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    04-27-2013, 06:19 PM
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I agree golden, that it was sort of a happy coincidence thing. Most folks I know of don't go out seeking a horse to use solely as a teaser. Its a job that many geldings can do well enough. Since the passing of their stallion teaser they have not replaced him. The thing is that if a stallion has to be well behaved a teaser stallion has to be 10x better. As I say, this was stallion who could had covered mares, and was mannered enough to be housed with mares and to be handled by the owners teen daughters. If he had ever caused a problem he would have been gelded and have been used as a teaser as a gelding.
     

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