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    09-10-2011, 11:43 PM
I would wait at least 3-4 months at least and keep an eye on their behaviors before even thinking about changing there pasture buddies. A few years ago we had a stallion gelded and we had to wait for about two months, but was settled by the end of the month. He was a good boy, but wasn't stallion quality, due to some traites being shown after he covered his first mare. I'd say keep them away at least 4 months actually. Ask a vet. All horses are different.
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    09-11-2011, 04:17 PM
You may just need to let them 'take their lumps' from the mares. If they've never really lived in the herd they've got lots to learn and the mares will be happy to teach them. Rarely will anyone get seriously hurt, that usually falls into the category of "too stupid to live" if they make a mare that mad. They may get scuffs, lumps and bumps from their schooling though.
    10-25-2011, 02:22 AM
My big red boy was just gelded right before I got him (unknown to me) and he is VERY Studdish. he has been gelded about a year and he TOTALLY Runs all the mares here. He does not mount them and shows no interest in breeding but he did BITE another gelding I was riding with. It happened so fast I couldn't believe it, we were walking along on the trail and Norman just reached over and BIT the other poor horse on his neck. Just like saying "Hey I'm the top man in charge around here Just so you know". He is 7 years old now and was breeding whomever he wanted (I think) at the place where he was. They were raising TBs and I think he was going where he wanted, eating what he wanted and breeding who he wanted before they cut him. He is a BIG horese and can be pushy if you let him.
    10-25-2011, 08:15 AM
Some lose the studdy tendencies right away, some take awhile and some never do. It varies from horse to horse.
    10-25-2011, 09:35 PM
We had two studs gelded in March and one in June (the June one was a surprise - he was supposed to have already been gelded!) One of the studs gelded in March was my filly's baby daddy, and had been used to cover several mares (shudder). He was extremely gelding agressive - unless there was a fence between them.

In August, we sent all of our horses but the baby daddy and the one that became a gelding in June over to a neighbor's to help graze down his pasture (and lower our hay bill). We decided to try turning the two into the same pen to see what would happen with no mares around. Talk about anti-climactic - nothing happened. They studiously ignored each other. We did set out two well separated piles of hay, but eventually we noticed they were eating together.

I guess our gelding agressive guy kind of got over himself. Kind of, anyway. He can still get pretty rough with the rest of our little herd now that they are all back home.

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