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post #1 of 4 Old 03-03-2012, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Can I breed a stallion then return him to Show Jumping?

Hi All,
I am new to this forum, and just looking for a little advice. I am looking to buy a 5 year old Warmblood stallion for show jumping. He is ready for the 1.2m class next winter season, and I would be looking to bring him up to the 1.4m class as his potential is certainly there, and possibly more.

I am thinking to breed him (via A.I.) when he is around 7 or 8 years of age, after he has made some achievements in the jumping scene. I would really like to breed him, then return to showing if possible.
I know that most Stallions can be well behaved at shows around other geldings and mares before they have been bred, but what about after?

The show season where I am is November - March, so I would breed him in the spring and give him the whole summer out of the show circuit.

Also he is very people friendly and is still socialized with the mares and geldings. He is described as a very soft and sensitive horse, with very few stallion tendencies.

Any thoughts?
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-03-2012, 11:07 AM
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I have a breeding stallion that can be ridden with mares geldings and other stallions without issues, I pasture and hand breed. It depends of the stallion his training and temperament. But a good rule of thumb is never trust one, there is always a possibility that something could happen, even with the best behaved stallion. But to answer your question is yes many stallion preform after breeding.
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post #3 of 4 Old 03-03-2012, 11:10 AM
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Welcome to the forum!

As for the stallion, much depends on their temperament, training and handling. My mom's stallion was shown by the previous owner. He was breeding and showing at the same time with no problems (pasture and hand breeding). He has an easy going temperament and solid training in proper manners so he never had any problems. This past December, my mon send him to a trainer for some tune up saddle time. He never responded to the other horses in or out of the arena, was in a work mode and only did what he was asked to do. The trainers loved him, and had no problems giving riding lessons to students (on a different horse) while they sat on a stallion (he stood there quietly and relaxed). So, in my opinion, it depends on the stallion and training.
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I have and do own stallions and have for years. All have been show horses and breeding animals. There is no reason with propper training they can not do both. Look at all the reining and cutting stallions who show and breed.

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