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scewae
19th February 2012, 07:57 PM
Any body come across this before? My 12.2hh loan gelding keeps sniffing then spreading out my mares dung then wees on it! Never seen this before, anyone know why he is doing it?

fairyfeet
19th February 2012, 08:50 PM
Probably gelded late as its a stallion trait. They cover the mares dung with their scent to warn other stallions off

Hairy Fairy
19th February 2012, 08:58 PM
yarp....what fairyfeet said.

I used to keep Bo with a gelding who displayed very stallionlike behaviour and he used to do this exact same thing to her poo. Kind of like letting the world know this mare is his.

scewae
19th February 2012, 09:07 PM
Ah i thought so. Also wondered if he was cut late or even covered mares as he shows other stallion tendencies too.

fofo
19th February 2012, 10:38 PM
Stan used to do this to the mares droppings and he had a lot of stallion tendencies. My YO was convinced he was a rig.

lil_legs
20th February 2012, 08:45 AM
Ditto everyone else. Monty used to do this when Stella first moved in.

fougere
20th February 2012, 07:03 PM
Bracken did this up to about 4 years old and just seem to grow out of it. He was gelded early at about 1 year old.

Madoldbat
20th February 2012, 07:13 PM
Dexter does this all the time - gelded late for sure. Also poos on others poo......

My Crazy Clan
20th February 2012, 07:31 PM
My too late cut geldings will poo on each others piles still.