Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Central Western NSW, Australia
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.