The stallion is alone in his fencing, but has another stallion on one side and mare on the other. He doesnt get through to the mares, so I assume the fencing is fine. His horses have never been out EVER and the fence is well maintained.
And NO I was not going to introduce my gelding to the stallion. Just take him as close as it takes for him to show a reaction. Stop there and give him pats and such. I mean this isnt my first rodeo, just first time dealing with a situation like this... I don't mess with stallions. We have a proud cut boy with really good manners on our OWN farm. But not a fully intacted and unschooled stallion. I just don't know what their behavior is all the time.
And IDK maybe the stallion DID think my gelding was sexy, lol.... and maybe my gelding is homophobic. (I'm kidding btw)
Originally Posted by smrobs
If the stallion's fencing was good so that there was no way he could get out, I would take your horse back down there, under saddle, and proceed to work the crap out of him every time he even acknowledged that stud's existence.
That right there is one reason why I love the fact that my main schooling area is basically bordered by 2 pastures. That way, I can work on keeping the greenie's focus regardless of whether the pasture horses are standing there looking or acting like fools. Because I do that, I can take my horses for their first time to a public arena and calmly school them in an arena with other horses and have them completely focused on me.
Smorbs, you and I are having the same thought process here! I may try assuring him first but if he does start acting up too much I'm definitely working his butt. I'll put the saddle on per your advice and do this if I have to! He needs to NOT react, and I can do this safely with common sense. So why not use this as a learning opportunity for him?
I think it's best that I train him NOT to react to a stallion (as smorbs says). I mean what if I'm at a show or on the trail and that happens. I want him to have some confidence that he's ok and trust me in that instead of running away. The way the road is there is like a T.... The driveway on the bottom and them it goes left to the main road OR right past the stallion and up the neighbors hollow. I have two fields on both sides of the driveway. I was planning on using the left one to stay as far back from the stallion as I can, and work closer until I can have my gelding pass with no reaction.
Plus if he training him not to react to that crazy stallion is going to make ignoring the other boring neighbor horses easy for him! All they do is stare at us, lol...