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AppyLover2

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I posted on Wednesday that my new filly had arrived. I also commented on the fact that Bambi was being quite a "show off". I've tried to put them together twice (Bambi on a lead line both times) and each time he has tried to mount her. He is a 2 year old 37" gelding. She is a year old and 27".

I don't know what to think or do (except keep a fence between them). I got her as a companion for him, but now I can't put them together. Is this something you think will pass? Or is it something that will likely continue to be a problem? He is much too big to be mounting her (even though they can't breed).

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He may settle down after she's been there for awhile.

He can't make her pregnant but I have 3 geldings I have seen actually penetrate mares and act like they are breeding them. The mares can get infections from this
 

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I didn't have him gelded myself; he was sold to me as a gelding. The "equipment" is missing, although I know that isn't definite proof.
 

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Thinking out loud here. If there's a chance he's "proud cut" can a vet draw blood and check for testostorone (sp!) levels? Would that be a way to tell? My geldings that can do what I said actually do not act studdish... one is my yearling leopard colt, gelded at 6mos and I watched the whole thing including the removal of his lima bean size decorations. However, I caught him "breeding" Smidgen. I do have a pony geldings how does act studdish and shows off for mares, protects his little herd of mares, but I have not ever seen him mount much less penetrate one. He was gelded as a yearling.
 

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If he's acting 'studdy" I'd contact the Seller or your Vet and discuss. Jill, yes, I do believe the Vet could draw blood and check his testosterone levels.

AppyLover2, surely he is a gelding and just overwhemled with excitement. In which case I would think this behavior would subside quickly.

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The vet is coming next week to check out the new filly. I'll definitely discuss this with her. Thanks bunches ladies!!

Just another thought; how early do they come in season? Even though he is gelded, this may be adding to his "excitement". Though, I have to admit, my big guy didn't seem extroidnarily(sp) intrested.
 
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I think fillies usually have heat cylces starting early in their yearling year.
 

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