Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Sterling, Virginia, USA
Not being a horse, I can't say anything for sure on the emotional range thing. I wouldn't think horses would think that "sexual assault" would be any different in the fear factor than, say, being chased by a predator. Then again, none of us are horses so we don't know if there is any difference in mental processing. We just make assumptions of everything. Being a victim of the aforementioned crime, I can say that it is a terrible thing to have to go through and people cope with it differently. Really, who knows what horses feel and think about different types of attacks they are subject to?
OP, if the mare isn't allowing the stallion to mount her, then I would probably go with AI. Can't help in the financial department, as I don't live in Australia.
ʀ ɛ ɴ ř ,-------------
"Who rescued who?"
---------ċ ᴀ ʀ ʅ ʏ