Stallion turned out with his mare and foal

Lebrera came in heat eight days after the foaling, and she showed that she was ready to be together with Fabuloso again. He is very happy about this and is showing off to her as much as he can.

Although she is showing very clearly that she wants him to breed with her, he isn’t quite sure that he is allowed; he has been with mares before and knows to take it slow. Experience tells him to be careful with those hind legs, and she gets a bit annoyed with him for not understanding that she is ready.

Lebrera is clearly torn between her concern for the foal while at the same time wanting to be with him. The clip is just showing a few scenes of this interaction; in real life this lasted for two hours before the actual breeding happened.

To often a stallion and a mare are not allowed to have this interaction and flirting process with each other, and many stallions are taught just to jump up and breed without any chance to get to know the mare at all. The mare is tied up so she is not given a choice in the matter. The reason is of course the safety of both of them, but the price of this form for breeding is that is depriving both horses of a very important part of their natural behavior.

This, combined with the fact that most stallions don’t get to live with his mares, is probably the reason that so many people sees stallions as something dangerous and think he will jump on any mare given the slightest opportunity.

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Comment by Tiffany on October 15, 2009 at 5:44pm
I really admire your way of handling things when it comes to horses. This is exactly my views on how breeding should be done, otherwise, to me that is, it feels like controlled rape when done any other way but natural. But unfortunately, the majority of breeding is done any other way but natural so I guess there's nothing you can do but suck it up. =/

But I'll say, i'm going to be one of the people who go el natural. XD

Props to you and your family!
Comment by Ann Crago on October 7, 2009 at 2:22pm
....wish I could get to visit your family...( 2 legged and 4 !!!)......I would learn soooo much.....
thanks for giving the time it takes to shoot and post these videos......I for 1 really appreciate them.....They are truely lovely to see......Cheers.......
Comment by Ann Crago on October 7, 2009 at 2:19pm
.....and apart from the obvious goodness for the stallion AND mare to be more natural together....I'll bet that you have much better results with the mare settling and keeping her pregnancy to term ????

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