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    08-20-2007, 10:43 PM


My dad and I have just brought this Stallion from a friend. Yesterday afternoon we put one of our mares to him. This mare was very good with stallions (doen't kick ect). We put her in the round yard and put him in the outside one for them to meet ect. 1h later we tied her up and let the stallion sniff and carry on, when he jumped her he done it very agresivally, he grabed her neck with his teeth and was litually taking chunks out. Dad got him down - eventually and took him away. In the end she has this huge chunk out of her neck!! Its all infected and everything, dad doen't know what to do with him (stallion). Could you help??
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    08-21-2007, 12:47 AM
Geez, don't worry I have heard of aggresive stallions before.... Except the owners put them down, lets face it you don't want every mare to be hurt by him. My suggestion- CASTERATION!!
    08-21-2007, 03:43 AM
That is scary! How old is this stallion? What did the friend of yours say about his breeding behavior in the past? Did your dad have him on a line when he covered the mare?

It sounds like this stallion was never taught his manners when he first began to breed OR he is just a nasty individual.

Castration is not a bad idea if you are not extemely attached to getting foals out of him. Does this aggression show in other areas as well with this stallion?

If you keep breeding him, I would find a way to put the mares safety first. Maybe try a muzzle? I would definitely use a stud chain and long line so that you can yank him down before he does any damage to a mare. I also think they might make some sort of wither guads/pads for the mare.

I am by no means an expert, and pretty new to breeding myself. I also don't have that kind of problem with my stallion, so my suggestions may or may not work for you. I do use a stud chain and long line so that I can pull my boy down easily if I don't like how he is set up or something.

I don't know if any of that was helpful, but good luck, and keep those mares safe :)
    08-21-2007, 10:50 PM
I know, the stallion (not yet named) is 3yr, he has never ever been bred before, just put in a paddock by hiomself to get broken (and away form the mares) for about 1 1/2. Yeah day had a stud chain on him-he is very expirenced with horses. Although he said himself he has never seen any thing like it! No he wasn't ever taught, cause he is so plasid on the ground we didn't think we would have to. Dads going to give him one more try.... He is a very nice boy!

**Thanks it was very helpful!!**
HERE IS A pICTURE.... He is fairly plain but he is really well put together....
    08-22-2007, 12:10 PM
I'd be inclined not to breed him for a bit longer. Maybe give him a chance to mature and learn some manners - he's still a baby.
I really don't like the idea of an aggressive stallion though. If maturity and some more handling don't help with him, I'd suggest the old snipsnip if he's not going to work out as a nice stallion!
    08-23-2007, 12:45 AM
Thanks Kyani, we are going to leave him for a while we think. He isn't matured proply yet...... We'll wait and see
    08-23-2007, 08:05 PM
He's beautiful! But yeah I would wait on breeding him.
    08-24-2007, 12:40 AM
Thanks horse luver He is a darling too..... but I don't think he would be suitable to breed!!
    08-25-2007, 01:45 AM
He is behaving this way because he is young, new to breeding and has NO manners when it comes to mares.
Before you can allow a stallion to serve he must be respectful of mares and of his trainer he should not mount a mare unless given the command from his trainer to do so.

I would train him to hobbles whilst training him this would teach him that he cannot mount a mare until given a command, perhaps a muzzle should be used whilst breeding him.

Contact a horse stud within your area and ask for advice on training a stallion, they can be very dangerous if not trained well and obedient.

Go to this forum and put a thread in the "breeding section" there are quite a few horse breeders with many years of experience that could answer your questions. www.horsegroomingsupplies.com/horse-forums

Is he registered? Have you had experience with serving mares and foaling out etc?
    08-27-2007, 10:04 PM

My father has been breeding ASH and QH all his life, he knows what he is doing! Anyway- good news- I guess. We have casterated him, we have had an offer to buy him gelded. So he is off again = / Yes is is reg as a pure QH, but his new home is really good and we get to see him every month at Campdrafts so I am excited!! Thanks guys for you help!!

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