BAR BAR 2 wrote:A lot of times they will run off a mare bred by another stud Northern. It goes back to basic animal instinct and procreation. Why would that new stud want to take care of another studs mare when he won't be able to pass on his seed. I'm not trying to be crude, I just don't know of a more polite way to say it. I went and picked up a stud last night. He belongs to a family here that raise bucking horses and have a rodeo company. They usually have some in the NFR every year. We have a big stout TB mare that hasn't stuck the two other times I've had her with a stud. This year I am going to give her and another mare a shot to bring them in heat and I will watch her get stuck. If she don't stick this time I'm gonna make a nice big beautiful rug out of her. She is the last racehorse stock that the "Hostile Natives" dad raised, so we can't just run her thru the kill pen. I also have a big bay roan 3yr old gelding out of this stud. The colt is pure buckin stock. If I'm not mistaken, his mom has been to Vegas. I just wanted to see if I could start one under saddle. So far, I've got a few rides on him and he's doing good. We gathered all of the 3 and 4 year olds a while back and the owner told me to pick one out and said if I was riding him next year on the gather he would give him to me. Now its a matter of pride. There were too many sure enough cowboys there that witnessed the exchange. But dang, when hes finished he will be nice. He's a big Charlie Russell looking horse.
loomixguy wrote:NR...be grateful the stud or studs didn't kill the mare. Even if she had been open and in heat...no guarantee she would be welcome. We had that problem with the old Crawfish stud.....if he didn't like a mare for some reason, he'd wait until you slipped the halter off and she was loose, then he'd run her down and break her neck. Not a helluva lot you can do but watch.
We also had a pasture with generally 20-30 studs running in it, from 2-12 years old. Never had any problems, other than occasional rough housing, cause there wasn't anything to fight over.
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