Our friend, veterinarian, visiting us last Saturday has expressed an idea I should think about. She said that apparent success in inseminating our mares so promptly (after years of subsequent failures) arises from psychological reasons as well. Being at home and having a stud to form a herd - they feel comfortable enough to become pregnant and to continue this way.
Should I keep Gelshah even longer then? Possibly till the foaling, when foals (and a new pregnancy...) will distort mare's attention from his departure? Cause, thinking this way - taking the stud away, I would destroy the herd - and diminish the psychological comfort our mares feel now..?