I have two stud colts who will be two years old this spring and who I have yet to get gelded (obviously). I hope to geld them this March or when the weather warms up out of the negatives. (Also, any advice as when any of you think it's a good time of year to geld would be greatly appreciated.) However, my older colt as realized that the neighbor has mares. (I have mares as well, but he doesn't give a crap about them for some reason.) Just the other day, he started standing at the back of the pasture (He can't see them, but I guess he can smell them) hollering to them. No one answers back but that doesn't deter him. He kept us up for several hours last night making a ruckus.
So . . . Until I get them gelded, go you guys have any suggestions? Should I keep him out of the back pasture? (Because he doesn't seem so eager to get over there that he is willing to break the fence down). Should I try rubbing something on his muzzle so he can't smell them? Or give him more hay so that he is distracted? (Cuz, once he sees me coming, he leaves the back corner, shuts up and eats). Thanks!