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post #1 of 28 Old 05-27-2012, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Keeping geldings & mares together?

Is it ok to keep geldings & mares together?
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post #2 of 28 Old 05-27-2012, 07:31 PM
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It should be fine. it all depends on the dispositions of the horses.
We keep our 2 geldings and 2 mares together and they get along fine....they just all keep out of Sugars way :P
But theres really no problem that i can see with it.

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post #3 of 28 Old 05-27-2012, 07:31 PM
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Is it ok to keep geldings & mares together?
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My gelding lives with a mare.
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post #4 of 28 Old 05-27-2012, 07:45 PM
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I have a mare in with other horses and by far the mares cause more problems than the geldings. Everyone just bosses around the gelding, the mares get a bit vicious.

Now my mare is just in with the gelding (she was kicked in the shoulder by a mare and is healing) and she is getting along great, but there is always conflict among the mares.
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post #5 of 28 Old 05-27-2012, 07:50 PM
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More often than not I find that a mare and a gelding will get along better than two mares. However, I have known some geldings that can't Ben with mares without always mounting them. The particular horse I'm talking about was a stallion until he was eight though.

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We have senile old boy who has decided he is a stallion again. As long as he's with his wives he's happy, he was chasing the other gelding away so we moved him. If left with no wives he screams and runs the fence.

It works well though because the 3 mares are never all out at once. We have had to resort to tying him on the same side of the float as prin when we're out but he's happy there.
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post #7 of 28 Old 05-27-2012, 08:15 PM
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Almost always geldings are fine with mares. Our "herd" has 9 geldings and 5 mares. We have never had a problem.

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post #8 of 28 Old 05-27-2012, 08:19 PM
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My gelding is on pasture board with several mares and other geldings, and we have never had a problem.

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post #9 of 28 Old 05-27-2012, 08:25 PM
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It should be fine, as everyone said. Just watch out that the geldings don't get possessive.. that's when problems start up.

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post #10 of 28 Old 05-27-2012, 08:58 PM
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More than ok. My mares prefer the gelding to each other. He really balances the hormones!

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