At what age can a colt impregnate a mare?!
I have been boarding my horse in a pasture with 6 other horses. One is a colt who is a year old last month. The owner got the vet out to geld him last month because he was starting to act a bit studdy and mounting everything, including the geldings.
Unfortunately, the vet could only 'get one', other testicle hadn't dropped yet apparently. They are scheduled to come back in the fall to get the other one. :O poor little guy
Anyways, I hadn't really thought about it before, I guess I just assumed that he wouldn't be able to get anybody pregnant. But the OWNER was joking about how she hoped there wasn't going to be any little babies come 11 months. And then someone commented that my horse was looking a little tubby and joked she was pregnant, not knowing. So it's totally freaked me out.
I don't think he's mastered the , er, mechanics of it yet, so I think it's a very low possibility, but from reading some articles apparently a colt can get a mare pregnant at even 9 months of age??
Just wondering if anybody knew exactly when its possible. I don't really have an option to move my mare, and there's no where to keep the colt separate, so there's not much I can do about it anyways. I just really, really don't want my horse to be pregnant.