Originally Posted by gottatrot
When I first saw this thread and looked at the photos I was planning to say something about the horse's quality of life as a stud (like CJ did) and point out how the horse does not conform to the Arabian ideal. I was going to post photos of stallions like Ali Jamaal and point out that people should not be breeding unless their horse was helping improve the breed.
However, after reading your posts I can see this is my American perspective and things are far different in your country. I find myself changing my mind and thinking that if your horse is sound and serviceable and that is valued in your country, perhaps it is OK to leave him as a stud after all.
The reality is that I didn't asked if I should geld him or not. If he was mine I would have asked it but he is not mine so I can't decide his fate. I asked for critique just because it's a great way for me to learn things. When I saw him I said to myself that I don't see to many faults there but this is because my eye is not trained very well. As I said I can see only the big conformational flaws like (post legged, long back, downhill etc). For me he seemed to be a great horse conformational wise. That's why I asked for help here. With your opinions I can train my eye and I can understand more things than by myself.
I want to explain and answer to all the questions that everyone have but I don't want to transform the thread into a "geld or not to geld" kind of thread.
I educated myself to see the things in your perspective, I think in your way, I often think what "the people from HF would think" because I know that in my country the way of seeing and treating horses isn't ideal. So I really know and I really understand why he is not stud quality, why his quality of life will be better as a gelding and why is not a great thing to put him for adoption as a stud. But because I can't change the things and because I can't take decision for others I try to explain our ways of thinking to you. Just to see that the things are very different over here. It's not a great thing but maybe the things will be ok in the future. I try to educate myself for this reason but I can't change things only by myself. Only a small percent of horse people see the things in a more modern way and they can't change the things so easily.
P.S. And btw, you can post those pictures and you can critique Rashid as hard as you want because I really want to learn. It will be helpful to me.