Originally Posted by Gingerrrrr
hes so cute. how come you decided to geld him? anyways im glad hes doing okay. (:
1) no breeding market - esp. in Fairbanks, AK
2)huge lesson/leasing market - more suitable for geldings
3) ability to be shown by anyone - his training is there - just not allowed to be ridden by under 18s as a stud
4) he has to live alone otherwise he beats the tar out of the geldings - as a gelding, he can live in a herd, as a horse should
5)not wanting to HAVE to ride every single day in order to make sure he is always on his best manners
6)I have a beautiful colt out of him, and our mare is in foal to him again.
8) It gets exhausting always having to ride defensively - watching other riders and their horses, and making sure you, as a stallion owner, keep yourself out of trouble.
anyhoo...I am excited to be a gelding owner now :) Stallions are a lot of work, and I have found, I would rather just breed our mare AI to make the horses I want in the future. :)