Well... they aren't as aggressive as you guys are making them out to be. They graze. They don't run around and play. They're not stupid horses.
And if I had my own choice, I wouldn't do it, but it's not my choice, and they do great all together. There are a couple stallions that we DON'T put with any of the others, and if we're going to put them outside to exercize, it's always in one of the smaller rings. These people really aren't as stupid as you guys are making them out to be. Just because a horse is a stallion, doesn't mean that he's going to kill. I'll admit that sometimes they DO need more care and attention than other horses, but for the most part, these horses are fine.
And the stallions are actually the calmer ones. It's the geldings and the mares that pick on them, rather than the other way around.
And I understand that you're "trying" to "educate" me about something I know more about than you do.
And I do understand what it is that you're saying. But I'm saying, that there is absolutely no reason for all the fuss that people are making. There is probably no more than three stallions at this barn that are "troublemakers" like you guys are saying ALL stallions are.
The mares are the troublemakers. Not the stallions. It WAS the mare that killed the stallion. Not the stallion killing one of the geldings, or one of the mares.
These people aren't stupid. They know what they're doing. Ever heard of bachelor herds? Those are herds of young to old stallions who don't have mares in their herds yet. They all run together. Sure, they occasionally pick on each other, but for the most part, they don't. And even in "normal" herds, sometimes there are several stallions in some of the larger groups, instead of just one. And sure, they get on each others nerves at time, but they're not constantly attacking each other.
You guys seriously are making it out to seem like stallions will do almost anything to be at the top, to be *number one* to be the aggressive horse. I'm saying, that for most stallions, this is a false statement.
The reason you feel like you're talking to a brick wall, is because you're just not making any sense. You're still assuming that every stallion is a sex-driven maniac that will kill anytime it gets the chance.
I've admitted QUITE a few times that stallions DO need an experienced handler, and need someone who knows what they're doing, but that they aren't as dangerous as people are STILL assuming. Yes. ASSUMING.