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post #61 of 98 Old 03-12-2013, 05:38 PM
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Can we file this under "how to have a thread go from productive to fight in 5 seconds or less".
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post #62 of 98 Old 03-13-2013, 02:19 PM
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I am going to offer my experience with buy a horse who was stallion. We bought Snickers when he was 7 years old he had just been gelded about 6 months before we bought him. The first time we told him on a trail ride, he tried to mount the mare I was riding. Let me tell you there is not enough room for both of us. He has been a handful and still thinks he is stud. I have to watch him all the time. He fights with the other geldings and herds the mares as if they are his. He still mounts the mares when they go into heat. He is 14 now. I am not telling you not to buy a stallion and geld him. Just keep in mind that a gelding who was once a stallion might still think he is king of his herd.
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I am going to offer my experience with buy a horse who was stallion. We bought Snickers when he was 7 years old he had just been gelded about 6 months before we bought him. The first time we told him on a trail ride, he tried to mount the mare I was riding. Let me tell you there is not enough room for both of us. He has been a handful and still thinks he is stud. I have to watch him all the time. He fights with the other geldings and herds the mares as if they are his. He still mounts the mares when they go into heat. He is 14 now. I am not telling you not to buy a stallion and geld him. Just keep in mind that a gelding who was once a stallion might still think he is king of his herd.
That is a very good point, but I was thinking of adopting a younger horse, like 2 or 3. I know a horse can still turn into a monster in that time, which is also why I wont specifically be looking for a stallion.
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I won't be looking for a stallion though. But IF the perfect horse happens to be a stallion, I will need to be able to convince my boyfriend that gelding isnt a bad thing that only people who can't handle horses do.
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The perfect horse will not be a stallion.

You're right, gelding is not a bad thing'.

I'd be done with this guy........
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That is a very good point, but I was thinking of adopting a younger horse, like 2 or 3. I know a horse can still turn into a monster in that time, which is also why I wont specifically be looking for a stallion.
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Every horse is a individual. I am sure you have heard it before but don't fall in love with the first horse you meet. I have made that mistake.
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The perfect horse will not be a stallion.

You're right, gelding is not a bad thing'.

I'd be done with this guy........
You must be a great person to live with, you know, being done with a guy because he has a few questions on horses. How is someone supposed to learn without ever asking a question?
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I know your problem - My boyfriend doesn't want to get his male dog fixed. I think it's a guy thing. "How would I feel if someone cut my balls off?" Kind of thing. Just remind him that it is healthier and safer for the animal if they are gelded.
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If you had a stallion that you could not handle, could you really feel right by selling the stallion to someone else, not knowing if this person can handle the horse or not? It would make you feel bad if that stallion you sold to someone ended up hurting them.

Just saying..
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You must be a great person to live with, you know, being done with a guy because he has a few questions on horses. How is someone supposed to learn without ever asking a question?
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Actually I am great to live with, I have a great marriage and I make my own decisions, based on what's best for the family as a whole. If I had to make a list of reasons to convince my 'horse savvy' boyfriend why we shouldn't buy a stallion.....or should buy a stallion and then not geld it......then that means 'I AM NOT BEING HEARD, NOR AM I BEING TAKEN SERIOUSLY'........

Your boyfriend ' feels sorry' for anything that's neutered/gelded......that's called anthropomorphism, not something you EVER want to apply to a stallion.
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Actually I am great to live with, I have a great marriage and I make my own decisions, based on what's best for the family as a whole. If I had to make a list of reasons to convince my 'horse savvy' boyfriend why we shouldn't buy a stallion.....or should buy a stallion and then not geld it......then that means 'I AM NOT BEING HEARD, NOR AM I BEING TAKEN SERIOUSLY'........

Your boyfriend ' feels sorry' for anything that's neutered/gelded......that's called anthropomorphism, not something you EVER want to apply to a stallion.
And he understands that now. I wasnt trying to build him a list because he wont listen to me. Its my horse, he doesnt care what sex it is. He just thought it would be cruel to geld a horse. I wanted to make the list so he would understand im not trying to be cruel, if anything the exact opposite.
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I wish some men were as easy to geld as a horse. :p

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