Originally Posted by nrhareiner
This is all find and dandy. However why would you geld a horse who had good pedigree good conformation has good earnings and is sireing winners? I know people who do it but they have good reason for it. However if everyone gelded stallions who where doing well and producing then we would have not good horses to continue on with.
Is this colt stallion material? Can not say. Have not seen him or his pedigree and at 3 weeks old it would be hard to really tell.
As for collecting him. Just b/c he has dropped and could pasture breed a mare does not mean he would collect well and that his semen would be good at that age to freez. Stallions are not like cattle in that their semen is haderer to freez. Also the cost to store it long term might be more then it is worth in the end.
He was horrible to deal with....
All my fault.
He was my first horse....bought as a weanling.
Spoiled to death.
Then the hormones kicked in at 15.3 a 1100 pound yearling.
I did not enjoy a stud.
The horse won all over in pleasure classes...English but, mostly western.
Breeders would breed his dam for free. I bought her just after him.
Everything the horse did that I enjoyed he could have done better and with less stress as a gelding.