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post #1 of 105 Old 10-19-2010, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Stallion question (slighty a girl topic)

Today someone told me handling a stallion while you are on your period isn't a good idea. However, unlikes mares when we are on our "periods" I didn't really think it we the nessicery "hormones" to trigger an abnormal behaivor. Am I wrong?
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Don't know for sure, I know they say not to have a period and be hunting/hiking around bears as they can smell the blood. I would say a stallion might be able to smell the same thing and might react, but not because of hormones, but because of the smell of blood.
Some horses react to blood smell and totally blow up when you pack them with deer/elk , so might be for the same reasons they say don't work around stallions.
Maybe somebody will have a better answer for you.
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Thanks! I was kind of hesitant about asking this question. I know very little about stallions, as I am a mare/gelding lover. I wouldn't count on me owning one in the future, but it's always a considerating while handling a horse. The place I use to board at had three stallions! I guess that's not that many compared to some people.

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I have never heard of that Very interesting!

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They tell you not to wear certain perfumes too, those with musk, like Opium, or to handle your mares in the same clothes that you handle your stallions.

The reason is that stallions have the most highly developed sense of smell of the two sexes - horses can actually track like dogs, they can smell home, water, "other". So if the stallion is prone to reacting strongly, IOW, badly trained, certain smells may cause them to get upset or over excited, which can mean they attempt to mount you.

I made a point of always wearing perfume, and always handling my mares and stallions and geldings in any old order in the same clothes. The result is a stallion who is unperturbed by smells although still very interested.

One of my dogs and the stallion both sniff me from head to toe, literally, when I first see them, so they can find out where I have been and "who" I have been talking to. Horses can also orient themselves by sniffing the air to see if they can smell home, I have seen mine do it up to four miles from home and still get the correct orientation.
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My stallion as well as the other I have worked with have never reacted to either my period or the smell of mares on me. I'd call it a total myth. :)
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I don't think its a myth, I think its true. Were my friends use to board there horse they had a stallion (gorgeous blue roan) and if anyone was on there period and you walked by his stall he would pace and pace and pace and talk to you in that deep nicker. I think it just depends on the stud, some studs do it some don't.

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I think it just depends on the stud, some studs do it some don't.
I agree. How dangerous their reaction is depends on how well they have been trained and handled.
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I think its a total myth, I owned a stallion for 7 years and never once got a reaction to being on my period. I have heard people say this about dogs but I work in a grooming salon with all females and again have never had a problem, some of the more sniffy dogs may get a little more pushy male or female just because they are interested not because of some hormonal thing.
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A very interesting mix of reponsces ... I totally spelled that wrong sorry xD
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