I bought a 3yo stallion last month.
Superb lines, fab gaits and great conformation. He did however look like a TB which isn't great for a hanno.
So we gave him a month. My YO has studs, and she is extremely knowledgeable.
I did my research, gave it a go.
He is broke to ride, but with the mares in extreme heat at the moment, I was waiting to ride later, people were making excuses for their horses bad behaviour because of my boy.
Honestly, Dubai is so relaxed if he were more relaxed he'd be going backwards. The testosterone hasn't quite kicked in.
I listed the pros and cons of stallion vs gelding, found out the requirements to register him as a stallion.
AND THE COST.
Then you have to market him as a stallion to mares.
Never keep a stallion for the sake of keeping a stallion. Its lazy ownership.
Unless I had the finances, the background, the 'name' and the facilities to have a stallion, I would geld.
Dubai is going to the clinic tomorrow to be castrated. 'Snip snap eier ab' is what they say here.
Then I'll be able to turn him out in a herd, hack out with my friends mare and go to comps with her.