ROTFL! I was out catching our mares for worming, and from the neighbor's field I hear a horse striking the four board plank fence, some squealing, and the owners screaming like mad.
I look over, and our neighbor's "Stal-yun", sure enough, was breeding one of the mares from across the fence. I about dropped my leadrope I was laughing so hard!
Dad told them they'd have all thier mares in foal by April. Oh, he's only been working with horses for the last fifty years, what does he know? There is going to be a nice crop of grade babies next year that's for sure.
I feel so sorry for that stallion though. Kept in a small paddock on his own, with only our geldings as company, and five or so enticing ladies just a hop away. But he is a such and such relative twice removed to some great deceased horse, so he must be "breeding quality". He doesn't appear to even be broke to lead. And now he's found a "loophole" in his solitary confinement. As Dad said, "And a fun time was had by all."
They really are a fun group of people to watch, "enteracting" with thier horses. Talk about comic relief. It is overwhelming at times. I'm glad I work at the movies. I have a fresh supply of popcorn at the ready when they come to check on thier horses.
Even our pony will go watch the excitement when they come over.