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        07-04-2014, 10:51 PM
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    Yearling
    will it help?

    So the gelding we board is super perceptive over my mare, when the stud mule is flirting with my mare the gelding uns over and kicks at him and chases him away.

    Well, the problem is that the gelding is cutting himself on the fence, it's not bad cuts, but I'm afraid he could hurt himself. Will a hot wire help?

    Thanks!
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        07-05-2014, 12:05 AM
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    Are these beasts in the same pasture or adjoining? And a hotwire would help if it's put upon the inside of each paddock, like 2 feet inside .
         
        07-05-2014, 07:46 PM
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    Yearling
    Mules aren't studs as they aren't fertile but they can be overly friendly. Yes, hot wire would work but I agree with two feet off the fence.
         
        07-05-2014, 08:35 PM
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    Green Broke
    An uncut mule is sterile, but still has testosterone like a stallion. A hot wire may help, if the gelding respects it. However, if he doesn't respect it, then he'll run through it like the fence already. Running through a tight hot wire can really do a number on a horse (I've seen the aftermath). Hopefully it will help though!
         
        07-06-2014, 02:23 AM
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    Yearling
    So my parents are just going to put an electric fence up because the mule mounted my mare today, ugh.

    I know mules are sterile, but I'm worried if he mounts too many time my mare could get an infection or something.

    Thanks every one.
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        07-06-2014, 02:12 PM
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    Green Broke
    There is also the risk that either your mare will get hurt or she'll hurt the mule. It can be a pretty dangerous process if the two don't get a long and that's why the really expensive stallions do almost only AI. If the fence doesn't work (I've seen mules go through almost anything), you may want to talk with the mule's owner because I would hope they would be concerned that it may get injured.
         

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