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post #11 of 16 Old 04-19-2013, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Muppetgirl View Post
Ok, thanks!

To be quite bluntly honest here......I'd lay into that horse something fierce, his behavior is what I would consider extremely dangerous. Pinning you and having his goodies hanging out is very very dangerous.....I know he's a gelding, but that doesn't mean he's beyond behaving like a stud....people have been crushed and killed by studs pinning them against walls and rubbing on careful!

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post #12 of 16 Old 04-19-2013, 01:25 AM
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Your horse needs a darned good bop in the nose. Pining against a wall is met with force as it's unacceptable.
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post #13 of 16 Old 04-19-2013, 01:29 AM
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Originally Posted by lauraetco View Post
He was very disrespectful when I got him in the fall but I thought we had come a long way. Hmmm...maybe I've eased up and didn't even realize it. The strange thing is that he didn't go after the food. Anyways, I'm glad you think it's a disrespect thing because I know what to do about it. It just freaked me out because it seemed sexual somehow. I know, I sound like I'm crazy.

With respect, I don't think you know what to do about it, or he would never have pinned you to the wall.

When I first got Lucas the horses were all out, and I put the feed in. I went out to bring them in, for some reason - no idea why I still had the metal food scoop in my hands. Lucas charged me, I was pinned against a wall with nowhere good to go. I threw that metal scoop at his head, with force. He has never charged again. Not once, and it's been three years.

Any horse in my space meets my elbow, and horse trying to be aggressive, gets the snot knocked out of them.
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post #14 of 16 Old 04-19-2013, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by AlexS View Post
With respect, I don't think you know what to do about it, or he would never have pinned you to the wall.
Actually, I do know what to do about it. Thanks.
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post #15 of 16 Old 04-19-2013, 02:05 AM
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On a lighter note, I watched a video on you tube of an amorous stallion and a round bale - quite hilarious. Sorry, I can't remember the title but check it out if you have some time.

On a serious note, I'd say he was having some sort of hormone surge and you and your hay bale were either the cause of it or you just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Needless to say, please exercise caution until you re-establish that you're the one calling the shots and not him - carry a weapon (eg whip, stick) with you when you're around him and make sure he keeps out of your personal space.

I'm curious - do you know when he was gelded? Does he have a stallion appearance about him? My initial thought when I read your post was that he was either gelded late, having bred mares before, or the gelding process left some tissue behind.
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post #16 of 16 Old 04-19-2013, 02:28 AM
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Just to chime in - it is normal for some geldings to hang their stuff out when displaying dominant behavior, as it means - "I'M THE MAAAAN!". It does not necessarily mean that he wants to mount you, but it sure means that he is showing his dominance and challenging you for a duel of hierarchy. Others have posted some great advice already, I'll just stress that it is incredibly important not to allow even the smallest hints of such behavior. Be very aware of your personal space and do not let him enter even an inch in it without permission! Otherwise, the small things can easily escalate into big, dangerous, threatening things.
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