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        01-01-2008, 01:18 AM
      #21
    Yearling
    No I just have a filly but I have worked with stallions. And I would rather have a paint stallion. I don't know they just have a certain spark that geldings don't have. I will only own mares and stallions, fillies and colts.
         
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        01-01-2008, 04:44 AM
      #22
    Started
    I will tell you right now! You can do what you want. If you come back saying that something bad happened I don't want to help and I'm sorry. No matter if Janie is a Filly or Mare she is still a FEMALE! And the stallion is an Uncastrated male. That's not too smart if you ask me. You can't have mare and stallioin COMPANIONS. You just have a breeding pair. Once again, I'm sorry. Just do what you want. If you are so set on your decisions is it necessary to ask.... :roll:
         
        01-01-2008, 10:22 AM
      #23
    Started
    Buying a stallion for a companion/lesson horse seems like a bad idea.
         
        01-01-2008, 10:22 AM
      #24
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by horse_luver4e
    No I just have a filly but I have worked with stallions. And I would rather have a paint stallion. I don't know they just have a certain spark that geldings don't have. I will only own mares and stallions, fillies and colts.
    Lol, every gelding I've owned had just as much spark as a stallion, and alot more spark than my mares.

    The Half Arab gelding I have now has so much spark he's practically a frickin' fire work. :roll:
         
        01-01-2008, 11:46 AM
      #25
    Yearling
    My filly acts like a stallion she has way too much pep. But not that Paint stud I posted. He's a sweet heart! All you have to do to stop him is sit back in the saddle.
         
        01-01-2008, 12:44 PM
      #26
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by horse_luver4e
    My filly acts like a stallion she has way too much pep. But not that Paint stud I posted. He's a sweet heart! All you have to do to stop him is sit back in the saddle.
    And you could find a gelding that does the same thing.

    But whatever floats your boat. A stallion could be a good lesson horse. But if you stick him in with fillies/mares, at some point he'll probably try to breed them.

    The only way I'd own a stallion is if I had a breeding program, or planned on doing some major showing and really getting his name out there [probably for breeding purposes] But then again, you could have a successful show career on a mare or gelding. But that's just me.
         
        01-01-2008, 05:10 PM
      #27
    Foal
    I would suggest not buying this stallion. Yes he may be cute and polite but he is still a stallion. Yes I've worked with stallions before, their behaviour varies from horse to horse. But the only companion you have from my understanding for him is a mare. Mare + Stallion= I think you know.

    Why a stallion? And why another horse? If your happy with the one you have I wouldnt suggest getting another one regardless of gender or pricing. I, at one point, at a TB gelding and an Arab mare to care for and it was hectic. Its hard to divde your time up between two horses especially with school, sports, being a young...etc.

    Think very very hard about this. Do you have the money to support two horses (unknown health issues that may come along, castaration maybe?)

    Also there are reasons why people say don't get a stallion. I've seen stallions start off as sweethearts but once they realize they are a stallion they can get mean. If you can handle future nips and bites then that your own opinion (personally I can't stand horses that bite)

    I know I am ranting but I've seen many of my horsey friends decide to buy a second and even a third horse only to see the horse re-sold or given away.

    Just think about it very carefully. Do you really have the time, money and extra effort to care for another horse? Do you want to deal with a stallion and future attitude issues that may or may not arise? Do you want to deal with your stallion/mare combo?

    Take your time and good luck
         
        01-01-2008, 06:29 PM
      #28
    Weanling
    First off, you posted this on the site fully aware that people have different opinions and you ASKED for our opinion on these horses, you said " Do you guys think I should buy this horse" some people said yes some said no and you flipped at them, so don't tell us to chill.
    and second, if your buying this horse for a companion horse for you "filly" i'm guessing they'll be in the same pasture? Why would you put a a filly and a stud in a pasture together? Why not buy a nice cheap mare or gelding? And saying that your filly acts like a stallion means nothing, all horses have different personallty and that doesn't meen if you put a filly in a pasture with a stud she will not get bred with him becasue she " acts" like a stud..she's still a female and he's a male.
    yes, he is very pretty and looks like a good show horse so if you like him get him, but get a cheep, mare or gelding for a companion horse for your other one, heck, get a donkey or a goat.
         
        01-01-2008, 08:40 PM
      #29
    Yearling
    Quote:
    First off, you posted this on the site fully aware that people have different opinions and you ASKED for our opinion on these horses, you said " Do you guys think I should buy this horse" some people said yes some said no and you flipped at them, so don't tell us to chill.
    I did not! I am being cool about this.

    Horseluver - I have edited your post due to the swearing - jazzyrider
         
        01-01-2008, 08:49 PM
      #30
    Yearling
    Quote:
    and saying that your filly acts like a stallion means nothing, all horses have different personallty and that doesn't meen if you put a filly in a pasture with a stud she will not get bred with him becasue she " acts" like a stud..she's still a female and he's a male.
    And second, I didn't say he wouldn't breed her! I was talking to someone else about her temperment. Yes there going to be in the same pasture but my neighbor and my last instructor had there studs in the pasture with there mares and they didn't breed them unless they were in heat, and when she is in heat I will put him in the barn. I'm allowd to own another horse you know. Janie goes crazy if she doesn't get to be with other horses. :(
         

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