The non-castrated breed of a male horse is known as a Stallion. These are breeds of stronger horses with a muscular physique and a thick ‘Cresty’ neck. They are more powerful compared to the female horses known as Mare and castrated male horses known as Geldings from the same breed.
Depending on the training and genetics, the temperament of this breed may vary. But it is known for its instincts and has an aggressive behavior towards other Stallions. Proper management training makes them the horses of the highest athlete quality. They participate in horse racing, shows, and international Olympics for its power and intelligence.
Behavior of Stallion
There are various myths about stallions. Some of which says that a Stallion stays with a harem of mares and that the mares fight each other to death in a competition. Although the truth is that a Stallion that is unsuccessful in gaining a harem of mares stays with the band of other stallions of all age. It is a band of all bachelor stallions. Also, in a harem of horses, the leader of the harem is a mare, whereas the stud plays solely responsible for protecting the harem from predators and other horses.
There is a matured stud responsible for every mix herd.they are usually so for a year and two. Ance the colts and fillies attain the age of a year or two; they have pushed away from the crowd. They are often the babies of the stud, and it is his instinctive behavior to avoid interbreeding within the group.
The fillies join other harems under a different dominant Stallion for breeding different from the one that sires them while the colts participate in competing for other dominant studs.
The Stallions’ reproductive system is significantly affected his sexual and secondary sex behavior. It has two genitalia, namely the external and internal.while the outer is responsible for reproduction and its broad crest, the interior, only contributes fluid to the semen during ejaculation and has nothing to do with fertility.
The management of breeding stallions is briefed into two categories, namely:
- Natural breeding: In this process, the Stallion is free to roam in the pastures and mate other mares. The mares have more chances to conceive in the natural setup. But the structure has its set of risks which include.
- Stallions tending to break the fences and fight other studs
- Mating with the wrong mare.
- Inclinations to hurt mares during the mating process.
- They hurt each other in the open pastures while running.
- Isolation breeding: This arrangement isolates a stud in a pen or a stable with high fences. While the risk of injuries is lesser here, the lack of exercise can be a threat.
In conclusion, this male breed of horse is way far talented and intelligent. Even though its nature is pretty unpredictable, it is categorized as one of the most potent kinds of horses. Its quality is aggressive towards other Stallions, but with proper management and training, it can be domesticated.