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post #1 of 8 Old 11-27-2015, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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Teaser Stallion?

Hello, I keep seeing the term 'teaser stallion' pop up when reading things on breeding. And I see a few horses for sale advertised as 'used as teaser before geld'

I still don't understand what a teaser stallion is.

Can someone explain?
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-27-2015, 01:38 AM
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A teaser stallion is a stallion that is used to test if a mare is ready to be served. When a mare is not ready she will often kick or bite at the stallion and most studs don't want their valuable stallion hurt, so they use a (usually) smaller and certainly less valuable horse to 'tease' the mare to see if she is responsive.

When she is responsive the valuable stallion is mated with her.

The good studs will give the teaser stallion a few mares in a season so they don't sour too much.

Usually a horse that has been a teaser, even if now gelded, would be too much of a handful for a novice rider, and I would recommend steering clear unless you are confident in your ability.

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A teaser stallion is a stallion that is used to test if a mare is ready to be served. When a mare is not ready she will often kick or bite at the stallion and most studs don't want their valuable stallion hurt, so they use a (usually) smaller and certainly less valuable horse to 'tease' the mare to see if she is responsive.

When she is responsive the valuable stallion is mated with her.

The good studs will give the teaser stallion a few mares in a season so they don't sour too much.

Usually a horse that has been a teaser, even if now gelded, would be too much of a handful for a novice rider, and I would recommend steering clear unless you are confident in your ability.

Ah, thanks that clears it up.

I'm not looking to buy a horse I just like looking at sale websites, I would like a horse but I'm no where near experienced enough around real horses, all my knowledge comes from reading and watching from the sidelines. When I do get a horse though I'll look for a nice calm older horse who has been there and done that not a recently cut gelding
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We stood several stallions at stud for many years. We always kept a teaser. Some were so good at it that we kept them over the winter and used them for more them one season. I will probably try to find one this year as we have 2 stallions to breed in 2016.

Many farms use ponies so they can't actually breed a mare if they should get loose. We usually buy a cheap registered stud at the auction, tease with him all breeding season, then geld him and ride and sell him. All of the ones we have had broke out just fine and rode as nicely as any other horse of their breeding.
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^Why only for one season Cherie? Do they get too 'sour' about it? Maybe I'm anthropomorphising, but I can't imagine it's nice to be.... all dressed up with nowhere to go!
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They don't get sour at all. A breeding farm only needs one for 3 or 4 months. We do not breed early, so we do not need one until April and his job is done in June so it is 3 months at the most. There is not much sense in feeding one and listening to one for the other 9 months, especially if you use a full-sized horse.

If you are in this business to make a living, you cannot afford to keep a bunch of dead weight on the feed bill.

I've never had one get sour. They just keep howling and screaming at mares for years. I've had them get so good at their job that I could tie one to the back corner of the feed truck and just drive down past the mare pens. He would squall at every mare and trot along quietly between pens. I have a hard time getting rid of one of those, especially a pony. Most just howl non-stop, day and night so they go to the sale after the breeding season or get gelded.

We always gelded the ones we took to the sale. When my son was little, we let him break them out and ride them through. After that, we went to using registered horses, gelding and training them when we were through with them. A couple sold pretty high.
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Good info.

Interesting to me since while I know what the term means I rarely to never hear it especially not on sales ads so just funny it's coming up so often for the OP.
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I never thought it was a 'plus' in a horse's resume. It would be the last thing I would say unless I was selling a teaser to another breeder that was looking for one. I do not recall ever selling one intact. We always cut them so they were worth more money.
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