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    06-09-2010, 12:18 PM
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Should I feel bad?

Throughout the summer I show my APHA Stallion and occasionally do smaller local shows with him for fun as well as trail riding, etc. He is extremely well behaved both in hand and under saddle and never questions anyone. I have tied him beside and ponied mares off him without a problem as he has WELL learned that he can only play "studly" out loose in the pasture (to the point he WILL NOT hand breed for me because he knows not to act that way). Last year I encountered 2-3 shows where although my boy was an A+ student it caused other people problems. The first was a younger girl who was newer to showing on her mare and her mare was an angel until the second I unloaded my boy from the trailer. The rest of the day that mare spent tied to a tree freaking out, doing anything in her power to try and meet this handsome stallion that was completely ignoring her. The little girl was devastated and ended up having to borrow a friends pony. The other two scenarios were similar. Now I make it clear whenever possible to tell the farm owner I am bringing a stallion, to make sure the people know he is in fact a stallion, and to keep him 100% under control but I can't quite control how other horses react to him can I? So Should I be feeling bad about these kind of situations ? What can I do other than just stop showing which is not an option?
     
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    06-09-2010, 12:23 PM
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You can't control how other peoples horses are going to act. My suggestion is to park somewhere out of the way, in a more private location and then tie a green ribbon to his tail.

Other people will have to control their mares.
     
    06-09-2010, 12:26 PM
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Showing
As long as you keep your stallion under control, it's not your problem that other people can't keep their horses from going bonkers, especially if you've already given a heads up to folks at the show venues.

I've been to many an A rated show where there are stallions and mares shown together, and none of them acted like idjits.

I've even been on trail rides with people who had stallions, and as long as he behaved himself, it wasn't his owner's fault if someone else's mare decided he was the hottest thing on 4 legs.
     
    06-09-2010, 12:33 PM
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Trained
It is NOT your fault. If any of my broodmares acted that way, I wouldn't blame the stud owner.

I had this similar problem with Jester. He is so well behaved but the girls just absolutely loved him. Luckily the problem mares didn't get into any trouble.
     
    06-09-2010, 12:48 PM
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He's a totally well mannered boy at the shows, at home, wherever. Our vet had to "double check" he's a stallion and our farrier still doesn't know and always asks if I need my "gelding'' trimmed this week lol. I have people around town with mares and geldings alike that call and ask me to trail ride with them since he's such a calming influence! It still doesn't help me not feel bad though when something like this happens at it is because of my being there. It's just terrible that after all the stereotypes of how dangerous stallions are I go to shows or wherever and its the other horses acting up because of him and he's falling asleep in the ring!
     
    06-09-2010, 12:53 PM
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Showing
My trainer has a lovely, well mannered pally stallion. He's so well mannered that most people, even experienced horse folks, don't know he's a stallion until they can get close enough to see he's still intact.

He NEVER screams at the girls, and even when he's being bred he's a consummate gentleman.

She rides him on trails with mares all the time, and if anyone acts up it's certainly not him, even if a mare stuffs herself up under his nose.

I've often wondered if he has a low sex drive, like some men. He just doesn't seem at all interested most of the time, even if the mare's in raging heat.
     
    06-09-2010, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by farmpony84    
you can't control how other peoples horses are going to act. My suggestion is to park somewhere out of the way, in a more private location and then tie a green ribbon to his tail.

Other people will have to control their mares.
Also it's a blue ribbon for stallions.

Red= kicker
Green= inexperienced (green) horse/rider/combo
Blue= Stallion
White= For Sale
     
    06-09-2010, 12:53 PM
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Trained
Oh yes, I feel your pain. My boy does the exact same thing everytime. I've had him riding side by side with other stallions and he never did anything....Of course that didn't last long with the others, though.
     
    06-09-2010, 12:54 PM
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Showing
If you're controlling your own horse and stallions are permitted to be shown where you show him, it is the mares' owners' responsibility to control their own mares.
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    06-09-2010, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
My trainer has a lovely, well mannered pally stallion. He's so well mannered that most people, even experienced horse folks, don't know he's a stallion until they can get close enough to see he's still intact.

He NEVER screams at the girls, and even when he's being bred he's a consummate gentleman.

She rides him on trails with mares all the time, and if anyone acts up it's certainly not him, even if a mare stuffs herself up under his nose.

I've often wondered if he has a low sex drive, like some men. He just doesn't seem at all interested most of the time, even if the mare's in raging heat.
Lol Poco can have the mares SCREAMING at the fenceline when I put him back out to pasture and yet I can walk him to the pasture, turn him to face the gate, remove lead rope, give him and pat and say okay, and walk out of the gate before he spins around and takes off after them! Keep in mind only 3 strand hotwire keeps him away from these mares with no problems!
     

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