Hi, I have a 3 year old stallion it his is first time covering mares this year. He teases obtains an erection but when he mounts a mare his erection goes soft and he is unable to penetrate. Has anyone please got any advise on why this is happening and what can be done about this. Any help and advise would be greatly appreciated.
Obviously without actually seeing the entire situation it is impossible to say with any certainty what is happening, but I would have a strong suspicion that the colt is intimidated for some reason, quite possibly because he is just young. If that is the case then you need to build confidence, and just teasing mares with him so he gets absolutely comfortable in a sexual situation may be beneficial. It would also be important to be supportive of his behaviours - encourage him rather than disciplining him depending of course upon the severely of what he is doing that deserves the discipline!
I suspect given another year of maturity he will have a different attitude, but be cautious - attempting to make him breed this year if he doesn't want to can "stain" him for life!
I had a colt that seemed to have a problem multi-tasking, he could get an erection or the could mount the mare/phantom just could not manage to do both at the same time. As he got older he learned to multi-task with no problem.
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