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        06-28-2011, 02:19 AM
      #11
    Trained
    What everyone else said. Unless he is SPECTACULAR (like really truly exceptional) then he's not worth keeping as a stud. A good stallion makes a GREAT gelding.

    Also, 20 years' experience doesn't automatically make you experienced enough to handle a stallion. My Mum has been riding for nearly 30 years and has worked on breeding farms with stallions and she STILL doesn't own a stallion, and doesn't think she's experienced enough to own one.

    Young, uneducated, AND entire is something for professionals ONLY in my opinion. Geld him and get a good coach/trainer to help you, sell him to someone who CAN handle him, but whatever you do, DON'T try to fix it on your own!
         
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        06-28-2011, 02:25 AM
      #12
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by oneslicktrick    
    Just wanted to add, that having a horse that's too much for you isn't something to be ashamed of. I guarentee every rider out there has had a horse or ridden one that they were no match for. Learn from the experience and better yourself as a rider for the next time.
    Hear hear! You don't have to keep him just to show that you can train him. It's not worth the risk of you getting hurt.
         
        06-28-2011, 03:08 AM
      #13
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bubba13    
    I think it's more than a little unfair and racist to paint all Mexican horsemen with the same brush, amiga.

    As others have said, gelding him is the first step. Finding a competent professional to work through these issues is the second. This is beyond the scope of your experience and expertise, and you run the significant risk of making the horse even worse or getting yourself injured. Rearing is not something for anyone but very good trainers to mess with, and pride is a foolish reason to get yourself hurt.
    You're right, not everyone is the same, but the young man's post gave clues. Someone shot a gun next to a boarding stable, clue 1#, his horse rears & he's upset because others are calling him names, clue 2# I think I might've visited this stable before.
         
        06-28-2011, 03:15 AM
      #14
    Banned
    Well, our young man is a self-described female, so that may be el problema numero uno.
    Secondly, my neighbors shoot off guns pretty much daily. I don't think they're drug lords...they just like to target shoot and hunt. Un poco mas than I appreciate.
    Thirdly, I think I may have been to this stable, too, 'cause I've been on a couple vacations to Mexico and gone trail riding...come to think of it, my half-broke caballo reared, too, so it may just be the same horse!
         
        06-28-2011, 03:25 AM
      #15
    Trained
    Yes, just looked at the bottom, seen gender female. Mybad. After re-reading the post, looks to me as if she wants advice on how to stop the horse from rearing while she rides around other horses?
         
        06-28-2011, 08:37 AM
      #16
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by HowClever    
    Firstly, geld him.

    Secondly, get a trainer.

    Thirdly, I find it hard to believe you are 24.
    Yes...This.
         
        06-28-2011, 10:03 AM
      #17
    Showing
    Folks, let me first say that indeed in other countries approach to the training and gelding/keeping as a stud is VERY different. I don't know how it is in Mexico, but in other country I spent number of years keeping balls was a norm. Which was kinda nightmare when they added mares to the barn, BTW, there was no turn-out either, horses were in barn when not in work, etc. Sounds ridiculous to me, but it is what it is.

    OP, I agree with what other people said. Geld him first, then ask for professional help. That's the safest way to go in your situation.

    P.S. My neighbors shoot every weekend. I think it's a good desensitizing for my horses.
         
        06-28-2011, 10:15 AM
      #18
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kitten_Val    

    P.S. My neighbors shoot every weekend. I think it's a good desensitizing for my horses.
    100% agree.

    I find it amusing the people who are getting all in a tizzy this time of year because of the 4th of July fire works.

    In my neighborhood there is someone shooting at least once every weekend. My horses do not give loud banging noises a second thought.
         
        06-28-2011, 10:17 AM
      #19
    Green Broke
    Heck, there's a local rich guy who lands his helicopter in the pasture next to our property. My horses don't bat an eyelid.
         
        06-28-2011, 12:08 PM
      #20
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by HowClever    
    Firstly, geld him.

    Secondly, get a trainer.

    Thirdly, I find it hard to believe you are 24.
    ok he has a date with surgey next week lol, he isnt my first stallion he is actually my 3rd and the only one I has problems with.
    And why you don't believe im 24? I was born march 20 1987... what makes it so hard to believe?
    I have a professional trainer a guy from argentina named Matias Rawson, he is actually no 1 in the country as a show jumping trainer right now.
    I was just looking for advice, that's all.
         

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