Originally Posted by cenproweb
I raised a colt and had him gelded. Then bred his mother again and had another colt when the gelding was 4 years old. The second colt was a beauty so I didn't geld him. The gelding and stud colt played rough together for years and I kept them with his mare and foals and a new colt. No injuries or problems until one day I saw the stud chasing the gelding and colt and they had fear in their eyes so I slammed the gate on the stallion and kept them separated thereafter. But I did put the mare in with the stallion and she had another colt. That colt and the stallion would stand together and groom each other real cute. But I took the mare and colt out of his pasture when she was about to foal again. I kept his 3 year old colt and yearling colt together in a large pasture where the younger colt could get away from his brother. But when I moved to a smaller area I had to separate them because the younger stud colt was tenderfooted and couldn't handle the rocky soil and got picked on by his bigger brother. So it all depends on the horses and things can change rapidly so watch for problems.
Thanks for sharing. VERY lucky that you saw what was going on and got everything under control.
Our hired hand left the gate unlatched. BEST BUDS gelding and stallion got together ......... and ripped the wholly (fill in blank) out of each other. Being buds across the fence, where they can walk away is one thing, being in the same pasture is another.