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post #1 of 5 Old 11-12-2013, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
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Naughty Gelding

I don't know if this is the right place to put this, but here goes.

Basically, my loan horse has been kept on a property alone since I got him. He's an older gelding, and I've heard contradicting stories of his past - the first is that he was a teaser in his younger days, the second that he was a thoroughbred companion. I have always believed the first, as he would get very protective of mares.

The property owner has just bought 2 mares and a foal. Only one mare is there at the moment, and my gelding has been getting under a hot wire fence to be in with her. They are obsessed with each other.

I just got a phone call from the property owner saying that the mare is in heat, my gelding had gotten in with her and was mounting her. She's put him in a different paddock, so now if he wants to get to her he'll be going through a barbed wire fence.

I've basically been told to find another place to keep him, because 'there's another mare coming and things won't end well'.

I know it's probably hopeless, but is there anything at all that can be done to help in such a situation? I understand the property owners POV, and I too am worried that he's going to hurt someone or himself. I just hate the thought of having to uproot and find somewhere else after everything has been so perfect.
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post #2 of 5 Old 11-12-2013, 06:19 AM
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Have vet test him to see if he is producing too much testosterone and if is and is rig, then have him operated on would be one thing.

Implant might help too?
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-12-2013, 06:27 AM
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I have a gelding like that, his testosterone levels are very high due to not being gelded properly. I manage him like he is a stallion, with high electric fences, farm fence, and keep him away from the mares in the pasture. Perhaps you could make a fence improvement with the owners permission and build him a safe place that he cannot get out of. Most importantly keep space between him and the mares do not allow them to sniff noses, or other parts over the fence. My gelding will climb a fence, jump a gate to get to the mares if I don't keep them apart. Other then building a good fence, or moving him knowing what his behavior is like and finding somewhere that has good fences so this does not happen again I don't really have any advice. Your in a bad situation at this point. Also his behavior may get studdy after being around the mares so you must be extra vigilant when your around him so you don't end up getting injured, and if he gets pushy you make it known who is in charge. Good luck to you.
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post #4 of 5 Old 11-13-2013, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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I just did a little research and read about Depo Provera injections. Anyone have any experience with them?
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post #5 of 5 Old 11-13-2013, 02:24 AM
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I don't know really anything about a shot like that, but just out of curiosity you said that he was your loan horse so I'm Assuming he's on a lease?. Maybe you could ask his owner if they have any suggestions for you to try with him?? Maybe they have had this problem before with him.

Im sorry I couldn't be more help to you, I hope everything works out for you though.
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