stallion foal - age to be able to cover a mare

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    12-23-2011, 02:07 PM
stallion foal - age to be able to cover a mare


What is the earliest date you have ever heard, that a stallion foal could cover a mare?
Might it be realistic that - in an exceptiona case - a 6month old could be that far developed?

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    12-23-2011, 02:23 PM
As soon as they drop they are able to reproduce. I have a horse at my stables whose father was almost 7 months old when he got in with a mare and the mare had a foal the next year.
    12-23-2011, 02:26 PM
@kjr: oh, thanks. Than it might be possible.. without any experiences I had thought that it keeps much longer..
    12-23-2011, 02:56 PM
Green Broke
Yup, whenever they're ready with all the equipment, though some wont for awhile. It all depends on the horse and his hormone/sex drive lol
I've known colts to be in with mares until they were 2 1/2, 3years old before they got any inckling to try it, while another was trying before he was a year.
    12-23-2011, 05:00 PM
I had an 8 month old cover a mare, and had a pretty little pinto filly out of the match, didn't think he was old enough to be potent only one testicle had dropped all the way, but he was. No he didn't cover his mom, I had just gotten the mare put them together to clean out pens, not thinking anything of it, they where playing running around bucking and kicking, next thing I know his mounting her, one time was all it took. He was a rose grey Paint Arab cross and she was a Paint TWH cross, got a pretty little sorrel and white pinto.
    12-23-2011, 05:41 PM
Thanks you two!
So you would say, that if a stallion is already mounting mares and his penis is stiffened (sorry for my expressions!) even if he is only 6month he could cover? Could his sperm be able to seed?
The horse where we are thinking of this is not his mother, the stallion was on several hectars grassland together with his mother and 3 other mares. Very early he was self confident and went far away from his mother. In the beginning of october (when he was 6month) he moved to another young stallion to grow up for the next years.
Nearly 3month later we have the idea that he could have covered one mare?
It would be nice to hear from you whether its realistic
Of course I will call a doctor to check this, but now it is still to early..
    12-23-2011, 05:47 PM
It is possible, some colts are more randy than others. The mounting may not have done anything, but it's best to get your mare checked out.
    12-23-2011, 05:53 PM
Thanks cmarie!
Is the chance that the foal (if she is covered) is born healthy lower than if the stallion had grown up?
    12-23-2011, 07:08 PM
That I don't know my little filly was just fine, no problems at all with her.
    12-24-2011, 12:46 AM
Originally Posted by kjr5horses    
As soon as they drop they are able to reproduce. I have a horse at my stables whose father was almost 7 months old when he got in with a mare and the mare had a foal the next year. Not quite. Most colts will have testicles fully descended at birth and can attain an erection fairly early in life, but they are not producing sperm at that point. And of course, some colts are more precocious than others. Never say never, but the earliest is typically between 6 and 7 months of age and that will be the exception, NOT the rule. Hope that helps!

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