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    I hope it's ok to post this, but I had visited some horses near my house and I noticed 1 gelding putting his thing out, then all of them doing it. Anyone know why they might do such a thing?

    I believe I had said hello to some mares before I went and said hi to the geldings, could it be that 1 or more of the mares were in heat and the geldings responded to that?

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    "Boys will be boys" :-)

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        heh, so are you saying they likely responded to the smell of a mare in heat?

        I always thought it was only stallions that respond to mares in heat.

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          At least they're airing it out.
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            Originally posted by aurora171989 View Post
            heh, so are you saying they likely responded to the smell of a mare in heat?

            I always thought it was only stallions that respond to mares in heat.
            Probably not, if they're just letting it all *hang* out. But yes, geldings, especially ones cut later, will know a mare's in heat. (My old OTTB was gelded at four coming off the track. He never got the memo.)

            Lucky drops sometimes standing in the cross-ties. No idea why. He's just relaxed that way.
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            • #7
              Just relaxing...or they are about to pee. I know one pony who hangs it out when you are working under his belly, brushing or reaching under for blanket straps. Not sure what that's about, it does seem he's hoping you'll touch it .

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                I'll be utterly candid here and say I have two geldings who frequently become aroused when I groom them. I have a friend who has had the same experience (except she called the vet--haha!).
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by danceronice View Post
                  Lucky drops sometimes standing in the cross-ties. No idea why. He's just relaxed that way.
                  My College had one that would drop in the cross ties if you rubbed his belly in front of his...you know. He was always chosen for sheath cleaning demonstrations as a result. Poor guy, if he hadn't been so willing he would've gotten off the hook!
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                    When I was a kid, I knew a group of three geldings who, every day at 3 pm, would retire to the way back, shady corner of their paddock for this kind of thing.

                    None had stallion-type woodies on. They always tried to look casual when I'd go up there to catch one to ride. They would look mellow and a little bit embarrassed... but mainly mellow.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mvp View Post
                      When I was a kid, I knew a group of three geldings who, every day at 3 pm, would retire to the way back, shady corner of their paddock for this kind of thing.

                      None had stallion-type woodies on. They always tried to look casual when I'd go up there to catch one to ride. They would look mellow and a little bit embarrassed... but mainly mellow.

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                        My two geldings aren't shy about that at all. They spend half the day, at least, letting it all hang out. Seems to me they are just very relaxed. There's not a mare to be found anywhere around.

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                          My youngest gelding has an interesting habit I've posted about before....he drops RIGHT down if he is learning a new skill under tack...sidepassing - out it comes. Practicing standing for mounting - ditto. Backing? Yep. The more engaging the activity, the more....engaged he becomes.
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                            oh my! hehe

                            I always feel a bit embarrassed for the horse if i happen to see it and try not to look.

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                              Dear aurora171989,

                              By the number of your posts, & your embarassment over the subject, it is quite obvious you are new here.

                              It is perfectly fine, you CAN say penis here. You can call "his thing" a whole bunch of other things too, & none here will bat an eye.

                              To bolster your verbage for future discussions about "his thing," take yourself on over to the Horse Care forum & read the many cleaning "his thing" (sheath cleaning) threads. We are not shy around here, as cleaning "his thing" is a simple fact of life.

                              In fact, discussing "his thing" in general is a very common occurance on here.

                              Welcome to CoTH, where "his thing," & many other things are openly discussed.


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                                Originally posted by DeeThbd View Post
                                My youngest gelding has an interesting habit I've posted about before....he drops RIGHT down if he is learning a new skill under tack...sidepassing - out it comes. Practicing standing for mounting - ditto. Backing? Yep. The more engaging the activity, the more....engaged he becomes.
                                Dee
                                Haven't you known guys who liked to jingle the change in their pockets while they were thinking? That's what I thought of when I read this!

                                My gelding likes his grooming. No mares need be involved. Someone posted this same sort of thing earlier this year and I think someone quoted an article that said both stallions and geldings like to, ah, amuse themselves, often several times a day.

                                Yep, boys will be boys!

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                                  Most geldings here let it hang out at times. We have one who just leaves it out like its an accessory. Blanketed, eating hay, anytime it could be out. We think he was cut late. He always has it hanging out. It huge too. I goes down to his hocks!
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                                    Originally posted by aurora171989 View Post
                                    oh my! hehe

                                    I always feel a bit embarrassed for the horse if i happen to see it and try not to look.
                                    Not to worry, I can guarantee you that *he's* not the LEAST embarrassed!

                                    (I'm the mother of sons, a job that's not for the squeamish!)

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                                      I ride an older gelding sometimes who expresses his approval for grooming this way. And I think that he does really really like to be groomed.
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                                        My geldings

                                        I've only ever owned geldings...and I'm an avid groomer......and within a couple months, every.single.gelding I've owned "drops" and lets it hang from when I put on his halter until I put on the saddle (then it goes back up, lol!).

                                        It cracks up a friend who says I must have a scent that turns on horses. It is so bad that I can't take photos unless the horses are tacked!!!

                                        I've always just chalked it up to them enjoying/relaxing in my presence and my thorough currying.

                                        It IS embarrassing to get your horse out for confo shots and...well...a lot more anatomy is included in photos than necessary.
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