Young stallions, ages ranging 1-3
Yes :) Stallions are herd animals, too!
Yeah, but usually not well with each other. I’ve handled a lot of stallions, but I guess that I’ve never actually put any together after a year old.
I worked at a large breeding farm in Iceland where the young stallions would stay in a large herd until they began training, and then even after that they would get a month or two months vacation in a pasture with other stallions in the fall, just barefoot for a while to unwind. Breeding season is of course another matter for these guys that are in the stable with mares, but when they’re just out in a pasture with no mares in sight you don’t have to worry so much, especially with the youngsters (Icelandic horses don’t start training until they are 4, so these boys have never been in a stable - they’re just babies!). Everyone does things differently of course but I think raising stallions like normal horses and allowing them to develop social skills in a herd can really help cut back on aggressive behavior later on in life.
Letting horses be horses.
Stallions live in bachelor herds in the wild too, when herd stallions have many mares to themselves theres bound to be many stallions without mares. They get along fairly well as long as there are no mares around