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post #1 of 48 Old 03-21-2016, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Keeping a Mare and Stallion together

am i able to keep a colt and filly together(meaning in a huge pasture and separate stalls)? the female is almost 4yrs and the colt is not even 3. Any tips or cautions to take or should i just put them in separate pastures?
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post #2 of 48 Old 03-21-2016, 04:36 PM
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Keep them well away from each other until he is gelded, they are both mature enough to reproduce, so should not be together.

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post #3 of 48 Old 03-21-2016, 04:45 PM
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Put a good fence, preferably double, between them.
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Put a good fence, preferably double, between them.
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Good point, double fence, or no common fenceline

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Geld the colt and put them together, is my vote. There are more than enough stallions.
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post #6 of 48 Old 03-21-2016, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys for telling me that. I will certainly separate them
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post #7 of 48 Old 03-21-2016, 05:29 PM
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They'll need to be separated. I've saw colts as young as 2 start sniffing & getting excited when around mares. Sexual maturity varies!

If you decide to keep him a stud, it would be best to do a nice, tight fence, probably electric at first until he realizes he can't get through a fence(trust me, most studs will try).

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post #9 of 48 Old 03-21-2016, 06:08 PM
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I read through your old posts, and as of a few days ago you didn't own any horses. If you are buying a first time horse, and do not have any experience as other recent posts indicate, are you sure you want a 3 year old colt as your first horse?
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post #10 of 48 Old 03-21-2016, 06:10 PM
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I read through your old posts, and as of a few days ago you didn't own any horses. If you are buying a first time horse, and do not have any experience as other recent posts indicate, are you sure you want a 3 year old colt as your first horse?
Yes interesting posting history indeed.....
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