Originally Posted by Delfina
Th only thing you can do really is offer to pay or help pay for at least some of the studs to be gelded. You could always do it under the guise that you are concerned that on such a small pasture that the studs may start fighting.
The studs fighting is an absolute reality, I'm surprised they aren't already. 7 studs together with mares in heat (being the time of year for it) and on only 10 acres...I'm surprised there haven't been deaths yet!
Speaking of the 10 acres, since it is not their's and actually belongs to the Grandmother, can you mention something to her and see if she is willing to require they get rid of some? She should realize since they are on her property she is legally responsible for them. If one of those 7 studs gets out and gets into and adjoining pasture with mares-her fault, if they become emaciated and animal control comes out-her fault, etc. Maybe bringing up those issues would encourage her to take action.
Just a thought.