Originally Posted by Peppy Barrel Racing
I have an impressive bred horse to my barrel horse Sonnys Butch Cassidy luckily he and his sire and his sire's sire were all HYPP negative but we still had him tested to be sure even though we weren't planning on breeding him. I'd say out of all my horses he is the best he is so sweet and anyone can ride him. Are you going to leave your horse a stud or are you going to geld him since your aren't planning on breeding him. I was just curious since I personally don't trust stallions. Even the sweet ones can surprise you.
I think that bloodline is all so sweet (& gorgeous) but I could be prejudiced haha! I do hafta admit, I like the peppy line too- awesome movers for barrels/reiners & such. :)
Well, now see here is where I might get heat. He's five- not too old but I hate gelding stallions late. I just feel unfair. He is a gentlemen & I personally don't have a trust issue with stallions. Some, but I've always had a love for a stallion. My grandparents had a bunch wen I was growing up, all sweethearts- I'm just a doggie for them. I do have the room to keep him separate, he does go out with geldings & is fine with that, I've rode him around mares & he doesn't even act like a stud. Only when you put a chain on his nose, from what I hear (like I said I never bred him) does he act like one. Still, it is a risk, so I'm unsure yet. It may sound dumb but it's like a moral thing in my own mind right now. I probably will geld him tho bc I wanna do barrels with him, & rules are rules & many are againststuds in a show ring, plus my cousin loves him, & handles him well but she's only 15 so she wouldn't be able to show him. So chances are, he's going to be gelded but only because he's probably going to be shown- not just bc I don't trust him or whatever. I can handle stallion attitude, (which I have yet to see haha) but like I said, it might just be the best choice. Posted via Mobile Device