This colt (unrelated to this mare or stallion) learns polite behaviour by shadowing the herd stallion.
When we choose to breed horses responsibly, there are many traditional practices that can be questioned. Keeping a stallion segregated from all horses can lead to major problems, especially when it comes to serving mares.
Gelding colts is often done when they are between 1 and 2 years of age, but is this the best time?
Handling stallions, serving mares and gelding colts can all be done with a more natural approach. Find out how below:
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