Alright... not sure if this has been brought up but when is the right age to use a stallion to actually do the deed of breeding?
I have been looking a lot online at ads like on craigslist or equine.com (no one on this forum)...etc and why are people using their stallions so young??? I have seen a handful of listings where the stud is 3 and they already have a crop of foals on the ground for 2009. That means the stud was 2 when he was breeding
At 2 a horse is still a baby- they are still maturing not only mentally but physically as well. Also they just haven’t proved themselves at 2 to be that stable minded horse that they are usually advertised as; nor have they proved themselves performance wise. Another thing that bugs be with stallion adds is when they have their 5 year old kid sitting on them (usually with no helmet or no one supporting their kid)... while all animals are unpredictable, stallions have the tendency to be the worst for horses.
Anyways I really just needed to rant because those ads tick me off. I think if the stud is breeding worthy they shouldn’t start the deed until they are 5-6 years (but only my thoughts).
So what are your thoughts?