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    07-16-2012, 03:09 AM
And frankly, if he's not paying any attention, then he's a very good boy! Mine gets lusty at the mere scent of a mare in heat. Stands a little taller, arches his neck, walks twice as fast as he usually does, high-stepping and tail flicking. Silly boy.
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    07-16-2012, 03:29 AM
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Yep sounds normal to me, We've got one on the yard at the moment and the second she spots Reeco she comes into season. We can't even ride out together!

BTW geldings do know what to do, some don't have the urge to do it but you get a mare that is enough of a tart and they will.
Stan was gelded aged 8 months and not proud cut. When he was 18 yrs old we put a mare in his field and he very deffinatly knew what to do with one. Caused massive issues with our arab who had been cut aged 8 and had been used as a stud before that!
    07-16-2012, 03:35 AM
What's odd is when the geldings start mounting each other...
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    07-16-2012, 12:00 PM
Originally Posted by EvilHorseOfDoom    
And frankly, if he's not paying any attention, then he's a very good boy! Mine gets lusty at the mere scent of a mare in heat. Stands a little taller, arches his neck, walks twice as fast as he usually does, high-stepping and tail flicking. Silly boy.
My fella pays it no mind. At the farm I bought him from he was actually turned out win broodmares every day. Even while they were in heat. Never mounted nor showed any interest. I truly think he was gelded early enough that he flat out doesn't know what he's smelling. (kinda gross now that I've typed that out)

There WAS a stallion there who was madly in love with my gelding. He didn't pay attention to that one either.

Now if I want him to puff up like a moron, those party favors with the paper curly tongue will do that.
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    07-16-2012, 02:22 PM
It's very normal for a mare to show to geldings. They can't quite tell the difference between stallions and geldings. I have a mare that loved to shove her butt under him to a point he had to mount because she got under him. Otherwise he will get very mad and bite or strike at her to get rid of her.
    07-16-2012, 02:52 PM
Some mares will also show to other (often dominant) mares, especially in the spring when they first come into season.
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    07-16-2012, 02:55 PM
Both my mares come in within a few days of each other, and they show to each other!!! It gets annoying sometimes!

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