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post #21 of 26 Old 07-23-2012, 01:16 PM
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thanks for your help with my ?,

but if he is doing well on his stallion, I don't think its your buisiness to tell him to get him gelded. And at that age a horse is more likely to end up proud cut anyway...
Why would you leave him a stallion if there's no reason for him to be one? You can't show him as minor, you need exceptional fencing, you need to be careful about who you ride with....not worth the risk just to be able to say that you ride a stallion, IMO. Plus he can never be turned out with other horses. How is that fair? If he were left a stallion for proper breeding and showing purposes, fine, but just owning him and taking these risks for no real purpose is ridiculous.

Not sure what you mean by that last sentence....
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post #22 of 26 Old 07-24-2012, 05:34 PM
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Why would you leave him a stallion if there's no reason for him to be one? You can't show him as minor, you need exceptional fencing, you need to be careful about who you ride with....not worth the risk just to be able to say that you ride a stallion, IMO. Plus he can never be turned out with other horses. How is that fair? If he were left a stallion for proper breeding and showing purposes, fine, but just owning him and taking these risks for no real purpose is ridiculous.

Not sure what you mean by that last sentence....

I completely agree. I don't know any parks/shows where anyone under 18 is allowed to ride or even handle a stallion on their grounds. And all the things you have mentioned, also came to mind. And even if he thinks he's a stallion after he's been gelded (my situation with mine), at least he can't get anyone bred! Because we all know that we don't need anymore horses than we already have in the world.
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post #23 of 26 Old 07-24-2012, 05:54 PM
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thanks for your help with my ?,

but if he is doing well on his stallion, I don't think its your buisiness to tell him to get him gelded. and at that age a horse is more likely to end up proud cut anyway...
Where do you get your information from?
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post #24 of 26 Old 07-24-2012, 07:32 PM
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It is time to geld the colt. He is no more likely to be proud cut at this age or any other age. Just get a vet that knows how to geld a horse.

I totally agree with the other posters about not getting an untrained horse. You would be way better off with a mature, well trained animal. My first horse was untrained, and she almost killed me on more than one occasion. She eventually became a nice horse because I had a trainer help me with her. I do not recommend that anybody without experience buy an untrained horse. With all the nice horses that are looking for homes, you should be able to get a well trained horse for a reasonable price.

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post #25 of 26 Old 07-24-2012, 08:16 PM
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I wouldn't get either horse. If this is your first horse but you REALLY want to train him/her, then get a horse that is between the ages of 7-12 years old and at least knows basic flat work. Get a trainer and work from there. I highly recommend you stay away from stallions. If you say that you like mares best, get a mare. :) Hope this helps!
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post #26 of 26 Old 07-26-2012, 10:04 PM
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OK I don't like EITHER of these horses for what you want to do... however I don't agree that you shouldn't work towards your goals now. Do you have a trainer? I haven't read if you do or not. Or a barn that you ride at or work with? If not get to know someone. Have them help you find a good colt or filly and have them HELP you work through it. I had horses growing up but my first horse after a 20 year hiatus was a 4 year old gelding that was not started under saddle at all. Never had one on his back. I want to learn to train. I started him under saddle and took him as far as I felt comfortable without screwing him up and sent him to a formal trainer. Thankfully she has taught me a lot about it and my next one will hopefully be able to go a little farther. Find help... don't just grab the first horse that comes your way. Make it worth your time and energy.
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