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post #11 of 16 Old 09-24-2013, 08:50 AM
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Buttin the Dirt he is NOT going to like being left alone for any length of time.
That IMO is when he is going to pace the fence..
Star and Sam never pace when they can see the mares, They stand placidly like old plow horses. Let those mares enter the woods or even stand behind their sheds and the race is on. Shalom
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post #12 of 16 Old 09-24-2013, 09:13 AM
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I'm inclined to think that if a stallion is used to being kept alone he will be fine with it - many stud horses that never run with mares for whatever reason (there are several) are kept this way and they mostly deal with it OK.
Like you db - we found that the worst problems happened when the stallion thought that the mares were going away from him if he was in a separate paddock and had no control of the situation - they were his herd so to speak and that would stress him
My father was injured when he tried to take a visiting mare out of the same field as the stallion rather than take the stallion out first which was the usual procedure. That horse had been with us from a yearling and never shown an ounce of aggression in his life before
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post #13 of 16 Old 09-24-2013, 02:29 PM
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Don't assume there are no state laws because you've seen stallions behind iffy fencing. Should someone get hurt ifhe gets out, an astute lawyer will be digging for the laws. Some go back many years but once on the books, they remain on the book.
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post #14 of 16 Old 09-24-2013, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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I found some information that vaguely references stallions in Wisconsin on an article about Fences in Agricultural Areas. No specifics on type of fencing, but just in good repair and can keep the animal from becoming loose. It seems as if once an animal is loose there is not much in favor of the owner regardless of fencing or handling technique.

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An owner who does not maintain a partition fence in good repair cannot claim damages when the neighbor’s animals trespass. However, construction of a fence does not relieve the owner of swine, horses, sheep or goats from liability for damages they commit upon the enclosed premises of a neighbor. [Secs. 90.04 and 172.01] In addition, under sec. 172.01, some animals are considered so powerful or difficult to contain that the state has imposed liability on their owners regardless of whether the animals escape was the owner’s or keeper’s fault. This strict liability applies to stallions over one year old, bulls over 6 months old, and to boars, rams and billy goats over 4 months old.
As far as the stud goes, I just got off the phone with the owners. There was confusion with an email I sent and they called to clarify. Many people have tried to buy this stud over the years, and my account recently linked with my youtube account and changed my name, so they wanted to make sure I was inquiring and not someone else. As far as leasing him this spring, the wheels are certainly turning. Apparently they were not who posted the ad listing him for sale, so he is not for sale. They truly love this horse dearly, and at this point do not wish to sell him, but are more than happy to lease him over the spring/summer. They also said that two days ago, if I heard correctly, one of their mares just had another of his foals. (I, personally, am not a fan of any form of communication that isn't face to face, so I did not ask questions I have been meaning to ask.)
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I hoped to draw up some plans soon, and considering that we live on what was formerly a dairy farm, some of the concepts might be hard to grasp. We have a building that was formerly a machine shed, turned free-stall barn, then machine shed again once we sold the cows in '08. The inside of the building is turned into an indoor arena, (we knocked the concrete out of course,) with horse stalls/storage along one side where the feed area that had head-lock things, (clearly have been out of dairy farming for a while,) and a concrete slab on the other side of the wall where the food was put. On one end, adjacent the stalls, is a three-sided attached lean that was used for cows that were within weeks of delivery. Here there is a automatic water already installed, and we plan to split the lean in half between hay and horses. I plan to have a sliding door between the indoor arena and this lean, where I hopefully will be able to enter/exit the pen. I would like to have some bars so horses are visible through here, but not reachable by other horses. This way, if I pull a mare out to work with he will still be able to see them, and I can exercise them and put them back. Plus, most of the riding we do, if not in the arena, is in the trails/field which can be seen from where this pen will be. All of the other horses are in our front yard nearest the road, and there will be several building separating them, and no shared fence line. We still plan on working our mares, and whether he paces or stands still is up to him. Our horses are bonded together in a herd, and do have a bit of distress when one of their herd is taken away, but they learn to deal with it. I know many things are different with a stallion, but this will be something he will learn to manage.
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post #16 of 16 Old 11-08-2013, 09:27 AM
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ELECTRIC ELECTRIC ELECTRIC!!!!! That is the ONLY way a stallion will respect a fence. We have electrobraid here.. excellent stuff.
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