I have been very fortune to keep my mare at on a 20 pasture 2 miles from my house. I have not had to pay pasture rent, but the agreement was tha I helped keep the place clean and kept up.
There are two other mares on the place that get along with my mare. The ages are 10, 2 (daughter of 10 year old), and 5 (my mare). My mare is expecting a foal in about 45 days. These mares are 14 - 15 hands tall with my mare being the tallest of the three.
The problem is that the owner of the property has aquired (given to him) a mini stud colt, yearling (10 months old). The stud colt is kept in a inclosed 1 acre pasture that is fenced fully in piped with cattle panels (stock panels) with the fence being 5 1/2 feet tall. The mares have access to interact with the mini stud colt on a daily basis along the fence and the only place where it is not enforced pipe fence is the stock panels that divide the barn in 1/2 (one side for the stud colt and the other for the mares.
As the stud colt ages, are we going to have to deal with problems of him teasing the mares and them being a problem around him?
He is about 40 inches tall...but I have not measured him.
I would not be able to answer the question if the owner is going to geld the colt. It has mentioned that he is breeding quality for the mini breed, but I would not know that as I don't deal with the mini breed. I deal with the Quarter and Paint horses. The owner is an elderly individual but not older than 70ish. They deeply care for the well being of all the horses including my mare. As a matter of fact the owner has called me one day at work to tell me that my mare had wire around her leg, which was not an emergancy but important.