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        06-06-2011, 06:55 PM
    Judging by his teeth, which I also posted a thread about and people said he was probably 4-5 years old. Why doesn't he look 4? Do you mean he looks older, younger?
    We've had him since October and only know that the woman who gave him to us for free got him because the man who had him was going to shoot him. He got a few horses as a package deal but only wanted one so she took the rest to find them homes. He was just in a big pasture with atleast one other stallion, some mares and some foals. So we don't know anything about his past.

    He's never been lame or sore and seems to move the same way under saddle as he does loose.

    Yes, he is a stud and yes, that is barbed wire fence but he never ever tries to go through. The fence was there so didn't see any reason to change it. Sundance isn't a typical stallion. I can leave him loose in the yard and he won't go anywhere, he LOVES people and especially my 3 year old cousin who goes out with me in the pasture. He doesn't get aggressive at all.

    He never has any problem urinating either but we are planning on gelding him.
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        06-06-2011, 07:08 PM
    Sorry horsecrzy84, but barbed wire fencing = badly injured or dead horses. You cannot guarantee your horse will never go through or over the fence. It will only need to happen once and you will remember this.

        06-06-2011, 07:17 PM
    I've always used barbed wire fencing. MY horses respect that fence and I have NEVER had a horse get injured by it, I have had a couple get injured from woven wire. That is worse IMO than barbed wire. If they mess with the woven wire they can get a hoof or leg caught and I've seen that type do more damage than barbed wire. My horses respect fence. Barbed wire is very common actually and since it was already here it will probably stay up. They are also on 8 acres so they don't crowd the fence.
    Thanks for the concern.
        06-06-2011, 07:36 PM
    I grew up on a morgan farm and I don't think he looks morgan at all. I think you have it right and he is probably a missouri fox trotter or a trotter mix. He is a dead ringer for my friends mare who is a trotter.
        06-06-2011, 07:42 PM
    Green Broke
    Watching the video he looks like a typical QH or Paint to me.
    As for him being a stud, my aunt's stallions didn't actually start becoming "studdy" until they were five or six. Then all of a sudden one day one was trying to kill the other or a gelding, so just keep an eye on him. It will help of course if there are no mares in the area.
        06-07-2011, 11:21 AM
    The only mare close is Chanti and on the back side of the property a few horses are put out in that field but he's never bothered them or wanted to go over visiting. We got offered a free stallion but I said no way because I don't want any fighting going on. All other stallions I've been around have acted like stallions at a young age. Sundance had been around mares where he was before, and even when Chanti is in heat he doesn't change his behavior towards us any.
        06-07-2011, 11:29 AM
    Green Broke
    He might not change his behavior towards you. One stallion I worked with who at 5 years old could be ridden bareback in a halter by a beginner right in the mare field & that's when he was breeding in the spring. You bring another stallion nearby or even a gelding & he'd try everything including jumping fences just to pick a fight with them. Never showed agression to people, though so like I said just keep an eye out. It might not develope right away and i'm not saying he will get mean or anything (many studs don't who are worked with & not just kept in a paddock or stall) you just have to be more aware of who & whats around with a stallion ;) Also if you go riding with someone else.
        06-07-2011, 11:33 AM
    I vote grade horse of unknown type.

    Originally Posted by horsecrazy84    
    He "parks" out on his own but it's not all the time.
    I noticed this morning when hubby rode, at a lope it almost appeared that he was cross cantering...on one lead in the front and the opposite in rear
    Cross cantering can also be a sign of an issue that makes it more comfortable for the horse to canter that way.

    Between that and the parked out stance I think there is some pain issue going on that has not been diagnosed.

    If you do not know his breeding why are you not having him gelded just for the long term benefits it will have for the poor guy?
        06-07-2011, 12:08 PM
    I never said we weren't going to geld him. I'm not sure what he was doing in the canter but another time he loped and it looked right.
        06-07-2011, 12:28 PM
    TWH, I'd not canter him for a while until he's more balanced. He is definitely gaited and you don't want to lose that by rushing him. My twh has a hard time on the lunge because of the lateral gait. It's easier on a trot horse.I lunge mine at liberty so he can pick how much room he needs to move comfortably, otherwise he seems to almost scramble.

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