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debby1111

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debby1111 says:

my stallion is getting a bit of crazy .. help!....

i have this 4yr old appaloosa .. he never did any stallion reaction except of neighing abit .. but last sunday at the show he was neighing,rearing and kicking ... when i went against the time when i came near the other horses he just turned and jumped the rope were there was the other riders waiting their turn !!! any help ?!? i dont want to geld him ..

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kateflashy

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kateflashy says:

Re: my stallion is getting a bit of crazy .. help!....

i suspect maybe there was a mare in season nearby in racing they put a really strong smelling substance normally vicks or simerler on there top lip so theyu cant smell mares

she wasnt just a horse she was the best

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Chanky

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Chanky says:

Re: my stallion is getting a bit of crazy .. help!....

I've found olbas oil quite effective for that too.

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debby1111

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debby1111 says:

Re: my stallion is getting a bit of crazy .. help!....

he owuldn't smell them if you use vicks or olbas oil ?

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Chanky

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Chanky says:

Re: my stallion is getting a bit of crazy .. help!....

olbas oil stinks! I used to use it on the plane to stop my ears popping and I think I stunk the plane out!!

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debby1111

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debby1111 says:

Re: my stallion is getting a bit of crazy .. help!....

then vicks will do .. hahaha[:D][^][;)]

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Hevsie

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Hevsie says:

Re: my stallion is getting a bit of crazy .. help!....

I use vicks on my stallion, if that helps!

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debby1111

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debby1111 says:

Re: my stallion is getting a bit of crazy .. help!....

thanks :) so if i put vicks he wouldn't smell mares !

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Hevsie

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Hevsie says:

Re: my stallion is getting a bit of crazy .. help!....

That's the idea! But I have to admit that, my boy is only slightly older than yours (he's still four but is five as far as showing goes), and he has changed a lot over the last few months. Rather than being specifically excited by mares, he seems simply more easily distracted and bolshy in his general attitude to life. We are having to work hard on socialising him at the moment - bringing other horses into the arena with him, for example - so it may be an age thing.

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Hoobster

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Hoobster says:

Re: my stallion is getting a bit of crazy .. help!....

Do you use him as a stud? We found that stallions who work as studs as well as being ridden/shown learn quite fast when their stallion response is appropriate and when it isn't. Vicks or olbas oil (i used baby olbas oil as it smells strong but it gentle on the skin) work well in the meantime but the sooner you put him to work covering mares the easier he will be to deal with. Stallions are not designed to never breed and having contact with but not access to receptive mares can get very stressful for them. We used specific "codes" for which work he was going to do. He had a bridle and bit he only wore for covering mares, and we had a regular routine - equipment (his) washed, bridle on, led out, some ttouch backing and circling to get him paying attention, then he was led to the mare. We usually had mares the vet had scanned about to ovulate but sometimes he had to tease his own. So mare approached, then he was give a bit of room (on a lunge line) to cover the mare. Once he was done he was led away, washed down again and given a small feed before goin out. Our riding routine was different, so he knew right from the start what was expected of him and knew that stallionish behaviour when he was working in-hand or under saddle wasn't going to be tolerated. Spring is always hard for stallions. The first fertile mares of the season remind them of last year's joys lol.

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debby1111

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debby1111 says:

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i don't want to breed him , i want him for competitions , and i mean maybe in the future i will breed him since he's an appaloosa and his color is rare here in malta i would love a foal that takes his markings

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