Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
I call this "belly banging". When they get a little excited and whack their man-bits off of their belly. It's pretty common, but I have seen studs allowed to do it and wind themselves up to the point where they start to become agressive/studdy. During grooming time is a pretty common time for this to happen. I give a little verbal correction 1st, then escalate from there. If all elsa fails, yep, I'll give him a little tap on the member with a brush. If he's just "hanging out" while being groomed/handled, I don't worry, but the belly banging is NOT acceptable IMO. We need our studs to know that when they are not in the field/stall that their pride should be tucked. I don't think it's unreasonable to expect them not to do that when being handled. None of them have a problem getting the job done in the breeding shed after a little tap on the bird with a brush.
~Lindsay~ Mom of 2, wife to the goldsmith, doula and childbirth educator in training, life-long horse dork