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fargos handmaiden

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Crazy Questions about Yearlings.
« on: May 01, 2018, 09:03:16 am »

Been too many years since
I had any. Thinking about a yearling icelandic. Questions...
1. How long would I dare not geld before he could impregnate our mare?

2. Anyone here successfully mix their goats and yearlings? Would our two mature and bigger geldings likely hurt him? No practical way to keep.separate for.extended period.

E. Our mature horses are.really good and gentle with our adult and baby goats. Would a brainless youngster treat them like giant horse toys, hurting or killing?

.4. How old does an Icelandic have to be before breaking to ride?
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KysaSD

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Re: Crazy Questions about Yearnings.
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 10:41:33 am »

Immediately, GELD.  9 months is about the minimum for breeding, but you never know.  Geldand wait at least a month before releasing with a mare.
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Re: Crazy Questions about Yearnings.
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 11:40:53 am »

Oh....YEARLINGS!!!


I was SOOOOO curious about what folks were yearning for!    :o
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fargos handmaiden

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Re: Crazy Questions about Yearling
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2018, 03:25:42 pm »

Sorry!  I hate the spell correct on my phone. Tried to get it disabled. Said they couldn't! I can change a word.a hundred times and.then when I hit post, something entirely different comes up. I have pretty much given up.
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Re: Crazy Questions about Yearlings.
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2018, 06:43:16 am »

Geld immediately-yearlings can breed.  We have had young horses in with goats and baby goats before and they have done fine.  Curious, but the horses don't try to hurt them or anything.  Just watch them and see what happens.

Not sure on the riding age, no experience with Icelandics. 

Kim
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Re: Crazy Questions about Yearlings.
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2018, 08:17:34 am »

Riding age is the same. There are charts/ articles out there that givealot of information on what structures mature when.
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KysaSD

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Re: Crazy Questions about Yearlings.
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2018, 08:19:11 am »

For Icelandic, or really any horse.  Ground work until 3.  Light training at 3, real saddle training at 4.
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Re: Crazy Questions about Yearlings.
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2018, 08:35:06 am »

I've always heard that Icelandics aren't started under saddle until age 5.
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KysaSD

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Re: Crazy Questions about Yearlings.
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2018, 11:06:46 am »

Yes, Cyd, that is the tradition in Iceland. 
And probably a good idea based on how hard they work them once they are saddle trained.
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Re: Crazy Questions about Yearlings.
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2018, 01:04:36 pm »

Years ago, there were a couple American Icelandic farms who had extensive info on their websites. That's when I read about starting them at age 5. I probably also heard it from Lanny Carroll of Northstar Farms in OH or exhibitors at NE Gaited Horse Show in the late 1990s. It was basically a given, that they would be started under saddle at age 5.
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Re: Crazy Questions about Yearlings.
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2018, 07:18:27 pm »

Thanks, guys. I have been in two different stables where a.gelding in each injured a newborn and a year-long. Cyd and Kysa, do you have to keep your gelding separate from your youngsters?

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Re: Crazy Questions about Yearlings.
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2018, 07:24:56 pm »

I put my horses and boarder horses together in groups of 3-4.  Whatever gets along.  I find that 2-3 year old horses are often the most difficult as they are no longer a baby, and need to work out how to be an adult member of a herd.  The few geldings I have here are better mannered than some of the older mares.  But that may be just these particular horses.
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Re: Crazy Questions about Yearlings.
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2018, 04:13:59 am »

Like Kysa said, it depends. Years ago I tried putting weanling Montero in with Babe. I didn't keep him there long because Babe was chasing him around. Babe was only 3-4 at the time. Since then, he has done well with the young fillies in a mixed herd.

We put weanling / yearling Grace with Pete T the year after Pete was gelded and they got along wonderfully.
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Re: Crazy Questions about Yearlings.
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2018, 11:42:31 am »

When I got Weasel, he was kept separate until he was gelded and then for sometime after that and he was a yearling.  Then he got turned out with Cricket and Kit who were both significantly older than him, and he was fine.  I don't know anything about goats though :)
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