I have recently been involved with handling a young QH stallion. He has been a high performance show horse for the last couple of years. He is 5 this year. He was successfully collected on a limited basis last year, and has been collected this year, but I am told that he can take upwards of several hours to accomplish ejaculation. This is with a vet involved in the collection. I had him at home for a night and spent about 30 minutes with him in the morning, when everything was quiet and his regular handler was not around. We did achieve a partial ejaculation. He is very willing to go to the mount, has no problem working the AV, but seems to throw himself off the mount right before he ejaculates. I don't really see a pain reaction, but am curious to everyone's thoughts. Could it just be that he is fearful of the deed due to his life so far as a show horse? I don't believe that he has ever been harmed for acting like a stallion. He's not a fearful horse to begin with and has no problem being touched anywhere on his body when he has an erection. Sorry for the lenghty post!
Without actually being there it is hard to tell you what the problem could be but I had a similar response by my Welsh/Tb colt when first collecting him, the AV was to long (18" Colorado), he did not like to flare in the AV. So I made a 16" one for him, now I have 3 AVs 12" for the 12 hand welsh, 14" for the 13.2 hand welsh and 16" for the 14.1 hand welsh/tb.
It could also be the AV is to warm or if the AV is tilted down to much there is not enough pressure around the base of his penis and to much around the head of his penis because the water will travel to the lowest point.
Good luck, let us know what you figure out.
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