So FeatheredFeet maybe you need to brush up on your horse sense a little ;)
You know Colorfuladdiction, I really should take your advice. Before my daughter took over Harlequin Farms, I had only owned, bred and shown horses for fifty something years. Maybe when I have your vast experience, I will have learned something.
I have known people that have owned, shown, and ever done some breeding for the same length of time as you say you have and they honestly know a bunch of nothing....not saying this is your case just saying.
I do not think your comments and concerns have no merit I just do not think it is needed in this situation.
Before I decided to buy the little guy I watch them interact together. There was sniffing of the noses and a little squeals on both ends but after that my mare just turned around and walked away....Dodger did attempt to follow but soon realized my mare did not want much to do with him so he went his own little way.
I would not allow any horses paired together if it looked as if they did not get along or something bad may happen.
Sierra if you don't want people commenting on your horse care (or lack there of) don't post it on a public forum. You publicly posted that you have a stallion in with your mare. Expect to be called out on it since you (not me!) posted it out there for the world to see.
I should have waited to put them out together until after I had him gelded but I didn't. I understand what could happen in that situation as well, but like Colorfuladdiction said there are ways to terminate a pregnancy.
Like I said before I am very much so done with this discussion, so if we could all just take a deep breath and move our hands away from the key board I think it would be the best thing to do at this point.
I respect and appreciate all advise and concerns given.