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post #1 of 24 Old 02-04-2008, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
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Dangers of stallions

I need people to tell me the dangers of stallions and why some of them should be gelded. I need to convince my boyfriend that gelding isn't evil.
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post #2 of 24 Old 02-04-2008, 02:03 AM
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Let's just say you need a pair of your own(wink) to have a stallion as a general purpose horse. They always have the girls on his mind, and more often than not, if he has not been corrected and reminded, he may get into the mindset that "I am the stallion. I make the rules."

Why you should geld.


. . . stallion-like behavior can make "studs" difficult to train and potentially very dangerous, particularly in inexperienced hands. Even those stallions with unusually docile temperaments need to be handled properly by expert horse people at all times. Even "nice" stallions can be lethal to novice handlers. For this reason, unless a horse has a one-in-a-million combination of top-quality conformation, temperament and bloodlines, and the owner intends to use him for breeding or sell him as a stud most trainers would advise owners to geld horses intended for everyday riding or showing.
If you are not planning to breed the stallion, he should be gelded. He will be much happier, as he won't have to focus on "the ladies" all the time.
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Beat me to it lol
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post #5 of 24 Old 02-04-2008, 03:38 AM
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also, if you were planning on breeding him, you have to make sure is an absolutely beautiful horse.

reasons why you should geld also; there are too many horses without homes who end up in slaughter houses because a stallion accidently hopped over a fence and into a mares pasture, etc. we do not need anymore foals right now.

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We don't even have a horse... I hope we can have one in the future though. He just thinks that gelding is mean... Must be because he is a man and wouldn't want the same to be done to him.
He also thinks that horses loose their "spark" when they are gelded. His sister is fine with stallions so he thinks that not gelding is fine...

And thank you for the links, but I think that they might be too hard for me to read (English isn't my first language.).
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post #7 of 24 Old 02-04-2008, 10:16 AM
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It may be the best thing to get him gelded.
Most stallions can be hard to handle, to be honest. I mean it depends on the individual. But if he's gelded he may be better behaved. They're usually on the lookout for mares in heat rather than doing their work, LOL! :P
Good luck on convincing, though.
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post #8 of 24 Old 02-04-2008, 10:58 AM
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Two words: testicular cancer.

Tell that to your hubby.
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post #9 of 24 Old 02-04-2008, 08:24 PM
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I would have any boy horse gelded unless you were planning on breeding him with any mare :)

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post #10 of 24 Old 02-04-2008, 09:30 PM
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If your just planning on trail riding alot of rides we go on does not allow stallions to be on the rides.For the fact like everyone else said the have the ladies on their minds and if someone is not experienced enough to handle them it could lead to disaster and someone getting hurt.
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