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    09-13-2010, 09:20 PM
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I hate it. Lakota has been only turned out with geldings(per my request)but my B.O. Turned him out with a mare because mares greatly out-number geldings at our barn. He's only been with a mare about a week and he's turned into a nut case. I tried to take him out of the pasture and a normal day would be him walking/trotting up to me. I had to chase him around and then once I finally caught him, he called out to his mare. Then he was high-stepping it all the way into the barn, totally ignoring me. Then my trainer brought a horse into the cross-ties next to us and he went nuts. He normally falls asleep in the cross-ties, today he was prancing around and totally ignoring where I was, almost pinning me a couple of times. I would try to slap him and he ignored it. Then I was leading him back out into the pasture and a boarder was bringing her mare in. He spun around me a few times and tried to go after her, I slapped him with the lead rope to get him to pay attention, he reared up(which he's never done)and continued spinning me around and almost draggin me down the lane because he was totally ignoring my futile attempts to stop him.

He's turned out by himself now but on both sides he has mares around him. Is his studdish behavior going to go away or will I ahve to move him into a smaller private pen up front by himself? Cause his behavior is driving me nuts and putting my safety and other's safety in danger. Even the stud that is at my barn doesn't act like him.
     
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    09-14-2010, 11:02 AM
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I just had that problem...but not with the gelding, with the MARE! She's like your guy, normally sleepy, docile, and quite. Day before last she was dancing around, nearly ran me over and acted like a total b*tch. Called to 'her boys' and was generally idiotic.

I had the rider get off (I was walking her to another pasture to get away from the bugs). Whacked her across the muzzle to keep her from running me over, then made her feet move. I lunged her maybe 10 times in each direction at a trot and easy lope. It really helped focus her mind and get paying attention to me. She then rode out very quietly, walked very sweetly, and was her normal self again.

I would go out and aggressively make him lunge. Make him uncomfortable in his own area, in sight of the mare, make him work and huff and sweat. Then lead him away as you normally would. The second he starts up again, make those feet move!

As for catching, once he's respectful of you and your space and doesn't have his head in the clouds, just bring him a cookie out and remind him who really loves him ;)
     
    09-14-2010, 11:29 AM
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I second TwoGeldings, he need to work his ass. He's completely disrespecting you and you're allowing him to get away with it. If you aren't comfortable doing what it takes to get him under control, get a trainer to help you in the beginning. You can take over from them and they can back you up.

Soda did this a bit when I first brought him out to live with Flame and again when Lily came home. He needed a couple of lessons that I am the boss and no matter what's going on with his girlfriend, he WILL pay attention to me.

People handle studs around mares all the time, so being a studdish gelding isn't really an excuse IMHO. It's a matter of enforcing your leadership and reminding him that he needs to respect you at all times, not just when there are no mares around.
     
    09-14-2010, 06:55 PM
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Work the living sh*t out if him. Then he'll be too dog tired to be obnoxious.
Or, I would find a way to turn him out with a bunch of old broodmares or some other very dominant horse, so he gets put in his place. We had that problem at my old stable when my friend bought a horse that had only been gelded for a year, and he'd been used as a breeding stallion for 8 or 9 years before that. Yep. You bet there were problems. He beat my gelding to holy hell and drove him through an electric fence. He also patrolled up and down the paddock and guarded the mares.

But then he got turned out with my mom's extremely dominant, 17 hand draft horse. When the new horse tried to charge him, Norman kicked him into next week. Studmuffin wasn't badly injured, but he mellowed out quite a bit after that and the stallion behavior went bye-bye.
     

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