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post #1 of 16 Old 06-17-2009, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Angry John has sealed his fate....

Well, John did it tonight. He is going to be cut tomorrow. He got Sis completely down and started chewing on her and was charging me and Denny while I was trying to catch Denny and put him in a smaller pen. Up until this point, he has been very well behaved for a stud but no more. Sis is just way to old and frail to be contending with a stud that weighs much more than 2 times what she does. She is about 28 after all. Ooh, I wanted to just beat him within an inch of his life but I know that it is just his nature. That is the nature of a stud and should serve as a learning story for those who are thinking about keeping a stud without the proper knowledge and a really good, sturdy place to keep him by himself......... DON'T! They are dangerous and can hurt you or any other horse. They are completely unpredictable, regardless of how well trained they may seem, you can never trust them.

Anyway, enough ranting. I really hope he enjoys his last day as a stud tied short to the trailer. :( Gigantic s**thead.

He could have made a great stud but you know what they say, no matter how good the stud, they always make a better gelding.

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post #2 of 16 Old 06-17-2009, 07:51 PM
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...no matter how good the stud, they always make a better gelding.
So true!

I'm sorry to hear about your troubles today, but I am glad to hear you'll be getting him cut. I hope Sis is okay.
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post #3 of 16 Old 06-17-2009, 07:55 PM
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WOW. Sorry to hear she had a hard day. That is too much for an old gal to put up with. A lady I know had a stud on her farm for 14 years, he was there as a colt, lived his whole life there, and when she could no longer breed him to her mares (too many were too old, and the babies she had were his) she took him to a really nice auction. She'd been his handler from the beginning, never ever needed a chain on him, was a puppy dog all the time - bombproof on the trails, great guy all around. As soon as they made the first lap in the ring, he hauled off and kicked her square in the torso - ruptured her spleen. Never can tell what a stud will do. Glad to hear you didn't get hurt!

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post #4 of 16 Old 06-17-2009, 08:14 PM
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Poor John D: Might I ask why you kept him a stud...? For size or as a prospect? He is such a beautiful horse, if I had a breeding quality mare, I would breed her to him. He's just so purdy...and huge...and purdy

Wait! I'll fix it....
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post #5 of 16 Old 06-17-2009, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Mainly we kept him a stud because, like you said twogeldings, as a prospect. He is put together wonderfully and is registered to boot. Plus, like I said, he had not acted very studdy until recently. And we would probably keep him a stud if he wasn't being so agressive to the other horses. I can deal with the stud act so long as they don't try to hurt anything but that was just too much watching him grab her on the neck and just throw her to the ground and tackle her. I picked up a stick and was about to hit him with it when he got up off her. John is a nice horse but that little mare means more to me than he does.

Here are some pictures of his last day as a "man". LOL }:)







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he is a very gorgeous stud, but he'll make a just as gorgeous gelding. You're certainly doing the right thing. The poor mare could have been badly injured. Some studs just don't take the mare's feelings into account, lol. And I totally agree that no matter how much you train a stud, they will always be a stud and always somewhat unpredictable
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post #7 of 16 Old 06-17-2009, 09:16 PM
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Whoa! Bigtime scary! He has always looked like a big sweetie in your pictures but those hormones make them crazy! Glad nobody really got hurt and that you are taking care of him. He is a beauty but there are plenty of gorgeous perch stallions around and this way you'll be able to enjoy him and take him anywhere, although by the looks of him next to that trailer, you need a bigger trailer!!

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Bet he'll be thinking tomorrow "I never should have done that, I never should have done that"

You are making the right choice and I'm glad your mare wasn't hurt.
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post #9 of 16 Old 06-17-2009, 09:46 PM
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Whoa. Lookit the size of that neck O_O

He looks so calm and docile...its hard to picture him being so aggressive to that poor old girl D:

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post #10 of 16 Old 06-18-2009, 06:59 AM
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It's for the best

Remember though he will still act like a stallion until the surgery takes affect.
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