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post #11 of 12 Old 07-08-2010, 11:58 AM
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My guys are all gelded, and 2 have ok mane & tail, but one has enough to cover 2 horses. I don't think that gelding will effect mane & tail, just his attitude for the better. A stud is a hazard (even a mini) the only reason to keep a stud is for breeding. You never know when a stud is going to flip out over a mare, even one you don't know is around. He can tell from a couple of miles, you can't. A (well alot) of stud goes nuts when a mare is in season they stop thinking with their head.
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post #12 of 12 Old 07-09-2010, 06:53 AM
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Tail thickness is nutritional and genetic, not hormonal.

Spent a whole hour today laying in a pasture, waiting for a sparkling vampire to show up. Alas, I woke up and looked over, only to find a mound of horse crap. Sigh.
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