Originally Posted by Silent one
Still think its strange. My two geldings are running with five mares and none of them have any problems. Never have really. Of course, they all have their "pecking" order, but no real fighting. Now we let a friend keep her mares in the field for a little while and one of her mares actually hurt a couple of the other mares, but no gelding issues. Guess I just am lucky! I've always kept mares and geldings together.
Maybe your geldings were cut at a age before they learned about mares going into heat and before they got their stallion behavior. Or there is enoughs mares to blance the out so they don't need to fight over what mare belongs to who
I do remember though when I rode my gelding in a parade behind a paint mare he started to get a little fussy when the gelding behind me tried to pass us