Mares and Geldings? Not a good combo?..
wasnt sure where to put this, so if it doesnt fit here, feel free to move it :).
I was just wondering what peoples thoughts are about mixing geldings with mares? As in, a owner having both mares and geldings. For the past 2 years i've had mares. Before that I had both geldings and mares, without much problem. Well I recently brought home a 4yr.old gelding, to a barn with 3 mares (2 twh's and a mini). Im not sure he's been with a mare since he was weaned. The person I got him from had him about 8months and he was pastured with 2 geldings, then the person before her got him as a 2 year old and she pastured him with a gelded pony. So anyways, how do you feel about mixing geldings with mares. Do you feel it effects there behavior? He gets very panicky and impatient whenever I pull him away from eye sight of my mares. My mother feels like he's acting like a stallion, I think its just the youngster in him. But I was just curious, does anybody else own mares AND geldings, does it work for you? Have you had any negative reactions to mixing both genders?