Mare is a Hussy and Gelding has Gone Nuts
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Mare is a Hussy and Gelding has Gone Nuts

This is a discussion on Mare is a Hussy and Gelding has Gone Nuts within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Separating gelding won't leave mare
  • Mare wont leave geldings alone

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-02-2011, 08:27 AM
  #1
Foal
Mare is a Hussy and Gelding has Gone Nuts

I have ridden and owned horses for 30 years and I have never seen anything like what is going on at my barn now. From what I have read on various websites / forums, the behavior is not as uncommon as I thought, but I still do not know what to do.
I have had two geldings at my barn for 6 years. There were no mares. Now I have a mare. She has been at my barn for about 6 weeks and has been in heat the entire time. My saddlebred gelding has gone nuts. I have a small barn and only one area to let them outside so they have to be out together. The horse porn show starts as soon as I let them out. The mare flops her tail over her back and squirts copious amounts of urine and the gelding goes after her. They bite and squeel and he lets it all hang out. Yesterday, he had an erection and had his nose against her while she dripped on his nose. He then proceeded to rear several times and kicked at my husband. The mare stood right there just waiting for him.
I don't want these horses to hurt each other and the gelding won't eat his feed he gets so torn up by it. My barn is too small to separate them and I can't leave them in their stalls all the time. If I take one of them out for a ride, the other one squeels and kicks the barn.
I really don't want to spend all the money it takes pay for regumate unless nothing else works. I started both of them on Mare Magic 4 days ago.
What am I going to do? I have never seen a gelding act like this. Has anyone had good results with Mare Magic in a mare that is not moody or mean, just stays in heat?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    04-02-2011, 09:03 AM
  #2
Yearling
I can't offer any advise.. only support! Lol

I have several mares and geldings but got one mare in particular like 6 months ago and she's been squirting ever since! She's already been tangled in the fence once too. We started giving her progesterone shots and even that hasn't really worked yet. In the past, I have not had good luck with mare magic or any other calming supplements.
     
    04-02-2011, 09:37 AM
  #3
Green Broke
That's no fun. I had a mare that was very much a hussy too, but most of my boys could have cared less. Still, she would follow them around all day, blatantly flirting, and looking forlorn that they were not more attentive to her. I've never tried any of the supplements for it, so no help there.

The only thing I could think of to help you might be to rotate their turnout. Put the mare out at night and the gelding out during the day, maybe? Then they'd not be in close proximity at any time.
     
    04-02-2011, 10:01 AM
  #4
Started
My mare is a bit of a hussy when she is in heat as well, my old man Blue thinks he's in love every time she is in heat. He's a perfect gentleman when anyone is in the pasture, but as soon as we are outside the gate he is sniffing her,squealing, letting it all hang out and just loving her lol, I call him a perverted old man since Bella is only 13 and he is in his mid 30's, I haven't felt the need to give them any supplements since they are mannerly when people are in the pasture with them
     
    04-02-2011, 08:44 PM
  #5
Weanling
Sorry I can't give you any advice on this, but no offence..holy cow it made me giggle!
     
    04-02-2011, 09:30 PM
  #6
Started
I would be more concerned about his lack of manners when people are around even with her being in heat, then I would about her being in heat. When I first got my mare, once I moved her next to horses, she was in heat, then I moved her to a new place, and EVERY time I moved that darn horse, she'd go into heat. I'd put her in the pasture so she wasn't kicking the railings, she'd go into heat, she'd calm down, I'd put her back in a stall, and she'd go into heat again. Then I moved her to the place she's been at now since last October, and after a week or so of being obnoxious, she's now been fine. Had one REGULAR heat cycle, and hasn't had a problem. I tried the wendells herbs on my Thoroughbred, and she actually got even more moody, I haven't tried the Moody Mare, though I've had people say that its worked for them. I would talk to your vet, and see what they recommend, and if they have any other suggestions for making a harmonious environment between the mare and geldings. Mares are fickle creatures lol, I have a client with two mares and two geldings, but one of the geldings lives at her son in laws house. The neighbor has 2 Arabian stallions, a Saddlebred stallion, and a couple of Mini stallions, and the mares have taken no notice of them, but as soon as my client brings over the gelding at her son in laws house, both mares just go crazy.
     
    04-03-2011, 10:55 PM
  #7
dee
Started
Daughter's Paso is constantly in heat. I've never seen anything like it! She's so much the hussy - it's really embarassing. Daughter got both her guys gelded recently, and she's even worse than ever. Maybe she thinks this is her last chance? LOL
     
    04-03-2011, 11:35 PM
  #8
Foal
How long ago was he gelded? Is it possible he still has the stallion hormones passing threw his mind. Also if he was gelded late in life that's another possibility. A friend I use to board with bought a stallion that was used for breeding for a few years, she gelded him when she got him and he was about 7. Even 2 years later he still acts like a stallion with the ladies. I would suggest keeping them separate if he is getting aggressive with people. I don't recommend stalling him next to her either, you may want to using a calming supplement on him instead of worrying about your mares heat cycle.
     
    04-04-2011, 12:05 AM
  #9
Yearling
I had a gelding that was only recently gelded when I got him. He was 5 and he had been used as a stud many times. He KNEW it! Lol. He used to buck when a mare was in heat, under saddle!

Anyways, that gelding needs a good swift kick in the a**. I totally understand the mare is a hussy, but stallions need to be taught when it is appropriate and when it is not. Geldings that act like studs need to be taught the same thing. They can fool around when you are not there, but once you get in that pasture, he should be all business. I actually carried a whip with my gelding for a while, and when he would get antsy, I would make him MOVE! He got sick of that after a while and eventually stopped paying attention to mares.

Kicking is nothing to mess with, I would make that bugger move til he thought he would pass out, then I would pet him, reassure him and the like, but that behavior cannot be tolerated.
     
    04-04-2011, 08:32 AM
  #10
dee
Started
Quote:
Originally Posted by RylieHorses    
How long ago was he gelded? Is it possible he still has the stallion hormones passing threw his mind. Also if he was gelded late in life that's another possibility. A friend I use to board with bought a stallion that was used for breeding for a few years, she gelded him when she got him and he was about 7. Even 2 years later he still acts like a stallion with the ladies. I would suggest keeping them separate if he is getting aggressive with people. I don't recommend stalling him next to her either, you may want to using a calming supplement on him instead of worrying about your mares heat cycle.
Scooter and Junior were gelded 03/28/11, so it was really recent. Plus, Scooter is almost 8 years old, and has been used for breeding. He's usually a perfect gentleman with people and mares - but he's really gelding agressive. He gets along fine with the geldings as long as there's a fence between them - he and America (don't laugh, I didn't name him!) even playfight over the fence. (AKA lots of nipping each other's noses, turning, running away, then back to the fence for more nipping - never any marks. It usually winds up with grooming each other.) However, put them in the same lot, and Scooter will actually try to kill America!

Junior gets along with everbody - even Daddy Scooter...most of the time. He's coming three and never been interested in the girls - in fact, their antics when they are in heat seem to really annoy him - he gets pretty pissy when the mares in heat pester him. I sure wish his ground manners toward people were better, though. We have our work cut out for us there.
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mare or gelding down2earth1928 Horse Training 23 12-22-2010 06:23 PM
Mare or Gelding? AlmostThere Horse Talk 62 12-17-2009 02:23 AM
Mare Attacking Gelding... Britt Horse Training 4 03-18-2009 03:55 PM
Which do you pefer: Mare, Gelding, both? or... Curly_Horse_CMT Horse Breeding 45 12-08-2008 02:38 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0