Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Riding Lessons on Stallions
Okay, I have always assumed that it would be a huge liability to use my stallion for lessons, and have therefore, not even considered it.
BUT, recently, I have been hearing of more and more people saying that they use their stallion as a lesson horse. I was surprised by this...am I missing something?
My boy is awesome, well behaved, and great for beginner riding. I have no worries about him in a lesson enclosure with a beginner when by himself, but it just seems like I have heard so much about it being a big no, no to give lessons on a stallion. My six year old sister rides him in our round pen when her gelding is unavailable, and I bring her on him with a buddy saddle on him on trail rides all the time, but she is family - not a client.