Thanks all for the responses, very helpful indeed! :)
I don't believe there are any stallion-specific laws here in regards to fencing. Actually, are horse laws, if any, aren't really reinforced here considering horses aren't a huge thing here in the dairy state. I've seen a lot of studs locally with sketchy fences that don't do much more than keep them in. Thankfully, the stallions within a few miles of me are kept a little more securely, but the buffer zone of woods and field and river are all added security between them and my own horses.
Yes, CLaPorte, Buddy is who I am talking about.
I didn't want to really say too much on the stud in particular as the deal isn't written in stone. When it is I'd like to do a thread on him and some training, (if we purchase him.) He's a good horse, and never was kept in anything but simple fencing. When I met him, I wouldn't have guessed he was a stud. (Aside from the fact he sired my foal...
) He wasn't antisocial, just quiet and went back to food after he said hi. I'd say between my two mares and the two that were there, he was pretty whipped.
Actually, when we got our mares [at separate times], we lead them out before the stud. I had no idea, certainly a good thing to know now. The pen we will have them in I hope to keep some tie rings in, so I can tie him up, go fetch the mares, then leave him go. Certainly goes to show even the little things like this that a person doesn't know can make a big difference.
These are the sort of things I would like to learn before hand.
I hope that with a bit of training he will get used to the fact that some times he will be alone. All of my other horses deal with that at some point or another, so just because he is a stud, won't make me not ride my mares. He's never going to be completely alone for days/weeks at a time, but if I want to take a mare out for a drive, or both out for a ride, it's going to happen.