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        07-06-2013, 12:31 AM
      #31
    Green Broke
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    Actually I think this is it. He is way calmer now. He stopped mounting my mare. She is still in heat, but he is not doing it anymore. Plus, he is super easy to handle now. Its like someone put a different horse in my pasture lol He still calls to the mare when she is out being worked, but then stops after a bit. I have my mare on mare magic and the gelding on ultra calm. I have not had them on it long enough to make a difference, just about three days. But, I think my gelding is settling in to his new home and seems to be calming way down. Thank the lord! Hope he stays that way.
    That's great to know that you've (for now) resolved your problem - I'd remember to keep a very close eye on it and get a vet to look at the horse as soon as the problem arises again. As mentioned above; horses that are stallions or even acting like stallions can potentially be very dangerous to other horses or people if in inexperienced hands.

    Out in the pasture it seemed that all the geldings always go a little bit crazy when the mares are in heat, they have never tried to mount a mare or been exceptionally unusual/out of character though.

    Also - the calling out could just be an 'I am so lonely and bored, come back and play with me thing', so I personally wouldn't be too worried if that was the only behavior that stuck around.
         
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        07-06-2013, 01:16 AM
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    Green Broke
    Ejoy - I'm glad to hear things are settling down a bit. Now I'm just curious here but will you post a picture of your manly gelding? A good part of my curiosity wants to see if he has any stallion characteristics about him. Thanks.
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        07-06-2013, 10:41 AM
      #33
    Green Broke
    I had a gelding who was never used for breeding but who had been kept as a singke horse for quite awhile. I bought a mare. She was in heat. He mounted her until she was no longer standing. Her next cycle he did not do this.

    Your gelding used to breed. For a number of years. Honestly I find the behavior pretty normal.

    Quite honestly all I would be concerned about is one of the horses or a person getting hurt while this is going on.
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