Reproductive Behavior of the Stallion
Sue McDonnell, Ph.D.
The article begins with a brief description of the reproductive behavior of semi-wild and feral horses, which is intended to provide a background on the reproductive patterns and the specific behavioral elements comprising courtship and mating in the horse. The remainder of the article focuses on the domestic stallion. Various breeding conditions are described, including normal breeding performance. Finally, considerable attention is devoted to sexual behavior problems.