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[RC] Stallions (my own) - Ridecamp Guest

Please Reply to: Dodie Sable dodie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

My stallions are all turned out with their mare herd.  They live with them 
through out the year.  I can pasture or hand breed any mare coming in without 
any ta-do (they know ALL ABOUT twisting tails) and all three ground-collect for 
AI in their stall.  All three have worked endurance and I always enjoy the 
comments - "OH MY GOSH...he's a stud" when they've been drinking their mare 
right next to him in the troughs or creeks.  I think the herd turnout benefits 
them mentally as well as physically.  Sure makes it easier to teach them "NO!". 
I am raising up a fourth colt for a stallion/endurance prospect and he will 
live with the geldings until he gets his first mare.  And that won't be until 
he's trained and working endurance trail.  At the time I breed him, he will be 
given one or two mares to be turned out with in the pasture.  My grandfather 
did his stallions this way, and I think it's a geat idea is you have the area.  
(And don't care about boo-boo's)


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