Originally Posted by Fish99
If I shall tell you everything abou me and my house my horse
1 he is 25
2 he is an outside horse
3 he is in a pen with a prego mare
4 we ride bear back (my last saddle incident didn't go well)thanks to my sister)
5 they never leave their Pen the hay is at the other end
6 he dose bettr when I feed him before but then you have to use a crop to get anything faster than a walk
7 if there was nothing in his pen but grass no trees then I wouldn't be posting this
8 he last thing money is tight it always has been we can't afford 400-500 or more for a trainer
9 one more I will never sellthis horse because he has been in the family for his whole life he was my grandfathers horse before he passed he left him in my hand to love a take care of for the rest of his life.
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Is there another pen away from the mare? The reason I say this is that a pregnant mare in with a stallion is dangerous. She could possibly turn on him if he tries to mount her and that is incredibly dangerous. The other thing is the foal, do you have a seperate space for the mare to foal? Stallions aren't always kind to foals, even some geldings.
Don't feed him immediately before riding him, that can make him colic. If you do feed before, wait a few hours before riding. Him being an outside horse shouldn't make a difference, my horse is an outdoor horse and she is fine. I don't doubt you not selling this horse, besides, not many people want a 25 year old stallion. Especially since he is not safe to ride. I'm very sorry if you've been offended, but the way you've described the situation makes it sound like you have a problem beyond your capabilities at the moment. If he doesn't get any better by following the advice given here, then it would be safest for you to stop riding him and maybe get another horse that is safe for you to ride..