Question by  james76 (29)

How do I recognize horse gelding behavior to mares?


Answer by  Lucius (196)

Geldings will often be seen nuzzling mares, nickering to them and nibbling them, even grooming the mare. It is possible the gelding has some memory of his hormones. When a mare comes into season the gelding will often actually try to mount her


Answer by  case (1261)

Even if a male horse is gelded he will sometimes react to mare especially if a mare is in heat. If you turn out geldings and mares in the same pasture the gelding will sometimes mount the mare and display signs you would see from a stallion.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Your gelding shouldn't be acting aggressive to your mares. Usually it's the other way around. Mares are generally more hot headed and in charge. On a rare occasion the gelding will make his way to the lead of your horse herd.


Answer by  ivy (134)

Geldings tend to be more even tempered than mares. Under saddle, they often are more willing to go to work and will put up with sloppy riding better than your typical mare. Mares are much moodier and are not afraid to act out. However, there are always exceptions.

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