Monday, April 19, 2010

Stallion? Nope! Proud cut gelding? Hmmm...maybe...

Sometimes things come to me in the quiet of the day that should have been completely obvious all along!

I switched Jinx and Kaci.

Kaci shared a pasture with Jazzy, and it's the smallest and the most over grazed. It is also the slowest growing, least lush of the four.

Jinx had her own pasture, the largest and the lushest. Jinx's stall is at the other end of the barn so her corner feeder is also on an outside wall. Kaci would have no thoughts of competition, and there wouldn't be a threat of choke.

So, in my moment of brilliance, I switched them. BING! The light was on and shining brightly!

Here's what I did. I locked Kaci in and turned Jazzy out. Then I put Jinx in Jazzy's run. I then stood, watched and listened to Kaci carry on like a stallion!

Holy cow! Posture, squeal, strike! He's not a stallion, but there IS a possibility that he's proud cut. That is the only thing I can come up with as to why he does what he does. I would LOVE to have a decent video so I could tape it and let you guys watch it. I'd like to have your thoughts.

Then I move Kaci to Jinx's run with full pasture access, moved Jinx into Kaci's old run, and opened the gate to Jazzy's run. All done.

Except Kaci is now running the fence, unable to get close to Jazzy, though he can see her, and he kicked at the fence bordering the neighbor behind me and knocked one of the tapes down.

Stupid horse! He's acting like an idiot and the girls are completely ignoring him.


Nikker said...

OMG! Just like Tony!! sucks when they go on like something came loose in their heads! ( :

phaedra96 said...

You may consider having a testosterone test done. Could be proud cut, No fun that. That is the only reason I could think of for that kind of behavior.