Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Louth, Lincolnshire, England
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Help !! My gelding is mounting my mare
Hi, I am new to this so don't know if this will appear in the right place.
I have an 18 year old gelding who I have had for about 6 months and a 20 something year old mare who I have had for 3 years.
I initially kept them seperate because it was easier to get him out the field for riding. During the summer she kept coming into season and basically driving him crazy. However the other day he managed to get into her field, I kept a close eye on them and because they settled I left them together. However glanced out the window yesterday and saw she was standing quietly and he was mounting her.
Excuse my naivety in this matter but I thought when a horse was gelded he would have no interest in mares, and also theres no way my mare could be in season in this freezing cold weather (is there?) so why would she tolerate it. Basically I'm just wondering if its ok to keep them together for the time being or should I separate them again. Thanks for any advice.