Hey, I had the same problem with my 2yr old before he was gelded. a we dote in the stable but the minute he got out he was a we brute! would run after me in the field and when he caught up would swing around and kick out.. after him am a firm believer in getting them gelded as soon as their weaned! He went just a bit to long with mares in the next field.. hormones were sky hi(gelded at 14months).
Since hes been gelded its like having a different horse! He happily grazes with one of my broodmares, and is coming along great with his training, will stand to be groomed, feet picked etc and will lead very quiet.
Dont worry once youv him gelded youll see a quick improvment, once hes recovered from the operation Id start handling him asap to get him listeneing to you and knowing whos boss...
When it comes to the fence, I still had that issue even after he was gelded, he'll not bash his when through a fence but will just squeeze his way through the tiniest of gaps! I found him in with the calfs oneday having a great time lol I put up some electric fence at that corner of the field and it worked a treat, he got one hard shock on the ass and hasnt went near it since.
At their age everythings a game, he doesnt really know any better yet, but once hes been gelded hopefully things will improve like they did for me.. dont worry your not the first and definley not the last to have a naughty colt lol
Last edited by Derry girl; 03-26-2012 at 07:32 AM.