Originally Posted by Ripper
As soon as he gets feeling better from a good diet he will change.
I have had him since the 22 of April. He has been on a diet of hay twice a day, horse feed, alfalfa packs and oils once a day. He is still the sweetest horse ever. I have worked with both types of studs and he is not the type to be the stereotyped aggressive study animal most people believe all studs to be. I have worked with more geldings that act "study" then most of the studs I have worked with. Maybe I am just lucky but I have only twice ever had a really bad experience with studs, even the simply bad ones it was no different then any other horse would behave if they were sour or ruined.
As for him getting aggressive once he's been breed to a mare. He is never aggressive with mares. He will sit there face to face and act like the are a gelding and even after they present he has never gotten aggressive enough to hurt them or himself trying to get through the gate.
Yes I do know all of this can change and yes I am prepared for if it does but I don't want to punish him for something he might do while he hasnt shown any sign of wanting to as it is (if that all makes sense). Studs are not bad horses and they are usually just as smart and respectful as any other horse they just get a bad wrap because of the ones that are bad. IMHO.