I recently went to an auction with the intention of buying some tack. I saw a gorgeous stallion standing quietly in a coral, next to another extremely rowdy stallion. But not only did I not need another horse, I definitely did not need a stallion! I was pretty sure, as gorgeous as he was that he would get a home. However, he did not. We watched him sell to the meat buyer.
Half way home we just could not forget the big stallion, standing quietly in the kill pen amid all the chaos, so we called the meat buyer and he came home. This is all the history I have:
He is 4, between 17 and 18hh. He apparently originaly came from budweiser stock, but his markings are wrong. He was sold to a local guy when he was a foal and put out to pasture. This guys neighbor says his horses are rarely worked with, trimmed or halter broke. At some point his owner decided to sell him, so he tried to turn him into a saddle bronc, which must have failed, because he was sold for meat.
He is quiet, very afraid of people. Super respectful of other creatures, he has not even concidered showing any agression at all. The mini gelding managed to sneak into the stallion coral and the barn owner ran over, afraid he would be hurt. They were grooming each other, even though the mini could only reach his knees In fact we have to keep the mini out of the corral, because he will chase the stallion away from his hay.
He will be gelded once We can handle him a bit, I don't want to have a horse with complications from surgery I can't treat. He follows me very where, I can stand a few feet away, I just can't touch him yet.
Has any one ever tried working with an unhandled horse this large? I have halter broke adult horses, worked with several stallions, and ridden, driven and trained drafts, just never quite this combination. Here is Romeo: