by Al Badia
Teasing mares is a great way to get them ready for breeding. It’s also a great way to bond with your horses, and it can be a lot of fun!
The chute method is the simplest way to tease mares. It’s easy, it’s fast and it works. The stallion is placed in an enclosed area and the mare manager walks past the chute, allowing him to tease each mare for a few seconds. This method is best for mares without foals because it does not require any handling of foals or mares.
To prepare your mare for teasing, bring her into the chute and attach her lead rope to the back wall. Use a halter or head collar to hold her head in place so she can’t move it while you’re teasing her. Next, attach your teaser device to your stallion’s halter; he should be standing outside of the chute at this point.
Now that everything is set up, turn on the teaser device and let your stallion do his work! If you find that your mare doesn’t like being teased by another horse or if she becomes too excited by his presence and starts to kick at him or try to break free from her restraints, stop teasing immediately and find an alternative method of mating her (such as artificial insemination).
Here are some tips for making sure you’re doing your best:
- Make sure that you have enough space for the stallion, so he doesn’t get crowded.
- The stallion should be kept away from mares who are nursing foals or pregnant mares, as he may try to breed them, which can cause injury and stress.
- The mare must be in good health and fed regularly before teasing begins; this will help ensure that she’s healthy and ready to conceive when breeding season comes around again!