Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
If she is fighting him the whole time & squealing at the mare while she is riding him, he isn't properly trained. When a stallion is properly trained and he is being ridden, you shouldn't be able to notice a difference if he a stallion or a gelding, he is a RIDING horse under saddle. The only time a stallion should be allowed to act like a stud and react to a mare is when he is breeding or teasing and even then he has to listen & respect his handler. Stallions must have impeccable manners especially around other horses and keep their cool as sometimes miserable, not so well mannered mares will lash out at him when you are in a public place. When I showing a stallion, I never had to worry about him, I had to worry about other horses attacking him. Most scariest time was when I took him to a clinic & we all sitting on horses in the middle of the arena, I was off to the side further away from the other horses when all of a suuden this one mare lunged, spun & kicked at us! My stallion seen her coming before I did & jumped behind the clinician. We also had a mare run across the showpen at us, with her teeth barred, a ring steward saved us. Now what kind of situation would that have turned out to be if my stallion was aggressive and reacted in kind? To answer your question, no if I were you, I would not ride anywhere near her, too risky for my blood.
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