Okay, please don't rip me apart here, at least not too bad! I have an honest situation and looking for advice. I have a neighbor who would like a foal. She is a highly experienced horse woman and she used to breed. She has lost her stallion, and now has asked if she can breed my colt if it works out. He is only one and a half so she wants to put him in with her mare, and just let it happen...
Rocky is very well mannered and has indeed displayed he is ready. He is now in with her and they've become best friends. Is this honestly alright? I know people have "accidents" happen. He is young and I didn't want to control the breeding and have it go to his head. She just wants to see if they'll breed once and then he will be gelded.
I guess I'm just looking for advice, they have been in for a week now and no action. I really think he is too young to realize what he needs to do. Would you say leave them together if everything is fine or should I just pull them and geld him?
I still work with him daily, it has not changed his attitude or demeanor at all, he is just in with Chyenne instead of my other gelding.
**We have consulted a vet recently, he said that if all worked out just let it happen naturally since he is so young. Also to be careful not to control the breeding and don't force it. Just let him be a young horse!