will it help? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 07-04-2014, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: colorado
Posts: 992
• Horses: 4
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?

Posted via Mobile Device
myhorseisthebest is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 Old 07-04-2014, 11:05 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 40,738
• Horses: 2
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 .
tinyliny is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 07-05-2014, 06:46 PM
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,809
• Horses: 12
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.
QtrBel is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 07-05-2014, 07:35 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 2,682
• Horses: 1
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!
mlkarel2010 is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 07-06-2014, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: colorado
Posts: 992
• Horses: 4
So my parents are just gonna 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.
Posted via Mobile Device
myhorseisthebest is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 07-06-2014, 01:12 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 2,682
• Horses: 1
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.
mlkarel2010 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome