The temperament of the foal is effected by the mare as well as the sire. The colt was by far worse than his dam, she had an owner previously who wanted to be her horses' buddy and loved them pushing her around and running over her. After the dam left that owner, she quickly learned to respect people and their personal space, as well as yielding herself respectfully when she was asked to do something. The colt however, never really learned. Have no clue what his sire was like, but the mare wasn't supposed to have been bred to him (she had a paid breeding to a different stallion). If your mare is a sweetheart and the stallion is too, you are most likely to get a similar temperament. There are rare exceptions to this -many years ago we got a brat of a filly out of two well tempered horses, and her full brother born one year after her was the complete opposite. Just another part of the gamble in breeding.
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