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post #11 of 17 Old 07-11-2013, 02:19 AM
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Always have had had mixed herd. They do fine together,find the mares always rule the roost
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post #12 of 17 Old 07-11-2013, 02:30 AM
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Have never hesitated to shove a mare and a gelding out together and let them decide herd hierarchy by themselves.

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...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #13 of 17 Old 07-11-2013, 07:02 AM
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4 geldings and 2 mares in my pastures together with very little issue. When the younger mare goes in season then the geldings tend to get a little short with each other as she teases each one she walks by, but nothing painful.

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post #14 of 17 Old 07-11-2013, 07:24 AM
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It's perfectly fine. Geldings are usually easy going and don't fight back or oppose a mares need to be bossy. In our pasture there's 3 mares and 4 geldings all together. My Fjord mare is the boss, and the geldings accept that.
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post #15 of 17 Old 07-11-2013, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the help. My only concern is that my mare thinks she is a queen. whenever we go to the 4-h fair all the other horses know to stay away from her. that's a oh no and haha problem. But i will separate them for a couple days and see if she accepts him or not. I'm not worried about the gelding just my mare causing problems. If it goes good i will put them together
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post #16 of 17 Old 07-11-2013, 12:05 PM
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I keep my two together. Candy is a mare and percy is a gelding. Percy does get a bit over protective around food, so candy has a bit of fluff pulled out of her every now and again, but apart from that they get on great.
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post #17 of 17 Old 07-11-2013, 12:14 PM
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I like mixed herds best. Most mares like other horses to stay away from them, and they can get aggressive in the field. It will probably take a while for them to get used to each other, I'm sure your gelding will have some hair missing! haha. But they will settle down after a while.
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