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post #1 of 39 Old 12-03-2010, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
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Question What are stallions like to ride?

i have always heard that stallions have bad tempers and aren't very good to ride but what does everyone else think???

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I've never ridden a stallion, but like any other horse it would depend on their up bringing and training I suppose.
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I have a friend who used to show and ride a Saddlebred stallion and I have been on trail rides with stallions. Those owners always tell me when they have a saddle on it means it is time for a different job and mares don't affect them....but I was riding geldings at the time ;)
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Good stallions are no different then good geldings. Bad stallions are no different then bad mares.

I rode my first stallion when I was 13 and he was 3. He had 2 weeks backing on him. I continued to ride him occasionally for five years after that. He was a joy and well trained, highly sensitive and an easy ride. I have ridden a few stallions since but the majority of my experience is with that one.

A well trained stallion is simply a well trained horse, and they are just as much of a joy to ride.

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They are the same as geldings with the good training.
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Originally Posted by kmacdougall View Post
Bad stallions are no different then bad mares.
Rereading this, this was really bad wording. Bad stallions are (typically) worse then others because they usually have more of a drive.. I mean, typically stallions are bad (in the aggressive/dangerous sense) because they are after a mare or looking to fight with another stud. Which makes them more dangerous because instinct takes over and they can be difficult to reason with. Mares/geldings are easier in this department.

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well they aren't necessarily "bad tempered" but the are definately more aggressive. It is just the guy hormones haha I personally have never ridden one, on the ground I've seen some that are tough to handle but I have seen some extrodinarily calm and I thought they were geldings
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I know one stallion, that you wouldnt even know was one unless you were told, he is such a sweet heart and can have in season mares walk right past him while he undersaddle, or in the paddock and he wont react at all, he knows his job.
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Only if they're not trained right. My uncle has an arabian reining ranch and their stallion, Ramblin' Mr. V., will whinny or paw when a mare is brought through the barn, but he's absolutely and completely calm and TRAINED under saddle or when handled. He's an experienced ride and probably worth more than my house, and that's the only reason limited people are allowed to ride him. My uncle, aunt, and me are the only three that have ever ridden him, but not just because he's a stallion....only because he's such an advanced horse in training. This horse is NOT high-strung under saddle or when being led and will work in the arena with geldings working around him just fine, but only because he was trained right.
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post #10 of 39 Old 12-03-2010, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by kitten_Val View Post
They are the same as geldings with the good training.
I thought that geldings don't have as much heart as stallions (or even mares)?
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