Training of a Stallion to Use a Phantom

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Training a stallion to use a phantom, breeding dummy, or breeding mount can take just a couple of training sessions or may require many sessions over several days or weeks depending on the nature of a particular stallion. Typically, a stallion that has had semen collected using a jump mare with an artificial vagina (AV) is the easiest to train to a phantom. A stallion that has never been allowed to interact with a mare or never bred a mare previously, may be more challenging to train. The key to training a stallion is to have excellent assistants, a mare in good estrus, proper facilities, and to titrate the exposure to stimuli properly. This chapter discusses the step by step procedure for training a stallion to use a phantom with illustrations, and the equipment and supplies needed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEquine Reproductive Procedures
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781118904398
ISBN (Print)9780470960394
StatePublished - Aug 25 2014


  • Artificial vagina (AV)
  • Phantom
  • Stallion

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    Dascanio, J. J. (2014). Training of a Stallion to Use a Phantom. In Equine Reproductive Procedures (pp. 325-328). Wiley-Blackwell.