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GELDING COVERING MARE

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andri bester (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted From: 168.209.98.67
Posted on Saturday, November 26, 2005 - 04:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

HOPE SOMEONE OUT THERE WILL ASSIST ME. MY 4 YEAR OLD WAS GELDED 5 MONTHS AGO. ABOUT A MONT AGO A MARE WAS IN SEASON AND SHE SHOWED INTEREST IN MY GELDING, WHICH HE DID NOT RETURN. WHEN HE REALISED HE MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN HER, SHE WAS NOT IN SEASON ANYMORE.

TODAY, TO MY SHOCK, HE SUCCESSFULLY MOUNTED HER TWICE AND MADE A FEW ATTEMPTS INBETWEEN.

IS THIS NORMAL? SHOULD I HAVE A VET DO A BLOODTEST OR PHYSICAL EXAM TO DETERMINE WHETHER HE WAS PROPERLY GELDED, OR SHOULD I WAIT UNTIL SIX MONTHS HAVE PASSED? SHOULD HE BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE GRAZING WITH THIS MARE, OR WILL IT JUST REINFORCE HIS BEHAVIOUR AND THEN CONTINUE TO BE A PROBLEM? I DON'T REALLY LIKE THE THOUGHT OF GOING ON A HACK AND MY GELDING GETTING A WHIFF OF A FEMALE IN SEASON FORGETTING ALL ABOUT ME ON HIS BACK.
 

Jos
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Posted on Saturday, November 26, 2005 - 06:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Some geldings can and will breed mares. It's a good reason not to keep geldings in general - and those in particular - in with mares!

You can certainly have an examination performed, but the chances are that it will merely confirm that the gelding is a gelding - with some undesirable habits.

The chances are that it would not be a problem while the gelding is doing something else any more than it would be for a stallion being ridden. Simply because you are riding a stallion does not mean that he is going to run over to the first mare he sees and try and breed her!!! :-) Unless of course he's not being handled and trained correctly... :-(
 

Gynna Meiller
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Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Saturday, November 26, 2005 - 09:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would keep him away form a mare for a full three months if possible. He may have some habits that he needs to rid himself of especialy if he was a breeder before being gelded. They can hold sperm in their system for up to 6 weeks AFTER being gelded and the testastrone will take a several weeks to leave his system as well. Make sure you keep a good hand on him when you take him out with other horses until he settles himself. Work him in a contained area so he learns respect for you as well.
 

Sandy
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Username: Sandysz

Post Number: 14
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 10:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I purchased my 19 year old gelding 2 years ago. Last spring he "bred" my mare several times before the people that I board at could get him away from her. He turned into a "strutting stud" when around mares in heat but was a gentleman when in hand. I called ApHC and they said that he was gelded at 10 years. I contacted my vet. We did a testosterone level test on him and it was normal for a gelding. He was put on 5cc progesterone once a week while mares are in heat. This worked like a charm, and have had no further problems, even around mares in heat. Evidentally he thinks that he is a "old pregnant mare" LOL while he is on the progesterone.
 

Anonymous
 
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Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 12:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We had a SSH gelding who covered my mare numerous times (she was a willing participant - LOL). I actually caught them in 'the act' (I didn't get there until it was too late), and was surprised to see that he had apparently ejaculated (???). He had been gelded for years, though the previous owner later told me he had been bred once. I called the vet immediately because I supposed it was possible (though not probable) that he hadn't been gelded correctly. The vet assured me that some geldings and certain mares will just get along well enough to engage in the act. This mare hasn't ever been bred (technically, that is, up till this point).

So, some geldings WILL perform, and some mares WILL agree to it. Talk about safe sex!

As a side note, my gelding had to be put down due to cancer a few months after that - and what I wouldn't give now for that spotted baby they could have had. (big sigh)
 

Crystal Bell
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Registered: 09-2008
Posted on Monday, September 29, 2008 - 08:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My 6 year gelding coverd a mare in the spring. They were alone in a pasture for about a month until he mounted her. They put them together because this mare hates other horses so they thought they would be ok, but nope. This mare was going through extreme heat and has never really been with a male before. She would pee in his face and shove her butt into his face my gelding didnt really get her so he just walked away and kept eating! But then one day He mounted her, people separated them right after. Apparently the mare was chasing him around all day and night, so she was a little bit lame after that. They are now in differnt pens beside eachother. But whenever I take my gelding away she will go crazy! My horse just watches and could careless about it! My horse will only whinny for her on cool days, dont know why but. Now that fall is rolling in she will be going through another cycle. But my horse is long over it. My gelding can't even leave her sight to 2 seconds! What would you do about this mare if she was yours? Why did my gelding mount her? He was gelded at 18 months. Was it from all the begging from the mare??
 

Jos
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Posted on Monday, September 29, 2008 - 09:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Geldings can still breed mares - they just can't get them pregnant. It's why it's a bad idea to keep mares and geldings together - as you now know.

Hard to say what to do with your mare, as there are too many variables to consider. Starting by having her evaluated by your veterinarian for a possible uterine infection or GCT may be a good place to start. If you find that all is OK, breeding her may be a simple solution.



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