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Re: Re: Fwd: RC: Re: Horse Savaging

In our experience, mares will not stand for being pushed around.  At least
at our house.  I do swear sometimes, that in closely observing the
hierarchy, the geldings will put up a show of being "dominant" which the
mares tolerate but when it comes down to brass tacks, the mares are really
in charge.  It's as if they let them THINK they are in charge (sort of like
we do with husbands and boyfriends???). Some days when Ridecamp is slow, I
look out my window instead of at the computer screen (I conveniently have
my computer in front of a window from where I can watch the horses and the
bird feeder...ahhh, best of many worlds!) and observe the hilarious antics
and interactions between the horses.  :)  What entertainment.  

Maggie Mieske
Mieske's Silver Lining
10601 S. Richards Rd.
McBain, Michigan 49657

> From: Claudia Provin <>
> To:
> Subject: RC:  Re: Fwd: RC:  Re: Horse Savaging 
> Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2000 1:25 AM
> >
> > NOTE in RED; So much for getting geldings because they are "easier to
> manage
> > than mares"!:)
>         Being more interested in the breeding aspect, I have not had a
> deal of experience with geldings---but about a third of those I have been
> around, when turned in a pasture with mares---are worse than stallions.  
> stallions co-exist peacefully with the mares (and with each other, but a
> little less peacefully (G))--but those geldings were pushing the mares
> like a "rogue" stallion.
> Claudia
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