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companion for colt....
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2016-07-06 07:34:31 UTC
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Clare - please don't turn your baby out alone ! Most colts - and especially
those from certain breeds - including Iberian breeds - can easily and
PREFERABLY live in a little batchelor group with other colts and / or geldings.
In an ideal world a young colt would have another young colt of a similar age
as a playmate, or several - plus an older gelding (or several) to teach him
some herd manners.
Not everyone can manage that - so the next best thing is to let him grow up
with a gelding or several.
Up until he is 3 he should be fine with most geldings - as he matures he may
become a little too dominant and bully or go for any strange geldings.
In Germany the usual practise is to turn a group of youngsters - anything up to
20or more , out in similar age groups, and separated by gender, until they are
3.
I know many mature stallions who can and do live out with geldings most happily
- and if you have a gelding who is likely to stay around for many years you
most probably find that your colt will happily accept this "friend" even in
years to come when he is a fully grown stallion.
However - that isn't an issue yet - do try and give him the happiest and most
natural childhood and youth - with the vital ingredients of freedom to run and
play, and friends to run and play with.
All the very best of luck
Petra
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h***@gmail.com
2016-10-25 23:28:07 UTC
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Clare - please don't turn your baby out alone ! Most colts - and especially
those from certain breeds - including Iberian breeds - can easily and
PREFERABLY live in a little batchelor group with other colts and / or geldings.
In an ideal world a young colt would have another young colt of a similar age
as a playmate, or several - plus an older gelding (or several) to teach him
some herd manners.
Not everyone can manage that - so the next best thing is to let him grow up
with a gelding or several.
Up until he is 3 he should be fine with most geldings - as he matures he may
become a little too dominant and bully or go for any strange geldings.
In Germany the usual practise is to turn a group of youngsters - anything up to
20or more , out in similar age groups, and separated by gender, until they are
3.
I know many mature stallions who can and do live out with geldings most happily
- and if you have a gelding who is likely to stay around for many years you
most probably find that your colt will happily accept this "friend" even in
years to come when he is a fully grown stallion.
However - that isn't an issue yet - do try and give him the happiest and most
natural childhood and youth - with the vital ingredients of freedom to run and
play, and friends to run and play with.
All the very best of luck
Petra
--
**** http://www.centyfield.com
**** http://members.tripod.com/water_colours/
**** http://chaps.atfreeweb.com/
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