transition from stallion to gelding
I didn't know what topic to put this under... lol i guess it fits into horse health as its about horse mental and emotional health!
Anyway, I am currently breaking-in a 5 yo gelding who was gelded only about 5 weeks ago. Understandably, he displays a LOT of stallion behavoiurs. He has a really nice temperament when he's alone, but when he's around other horses, he is a monster and wants to chase and mount every horse in sight. He is uncontrollable around other horses, the only reason I can control him at all is because he's only 11 hands. However, when alone, he has really nice manners (thanks to my input!!!).
My mare didn't help at all because she was in season when we introduced them and so she kinda encouraged his stallion like behaviour! lol How can I settle this pony down and get him to act more like a gelding??? I know he'll be a great kids pony if he can ever settle down around other horses! it truly is his only fault.
When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ~William Shakespeare