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        06-13-2012, 07:22 PM
    If your willing to put the time and money into him go for it. But in my opinion you go for best if you have a stud, find the best trainer to put on him, take him to the big shows, make him really worth something. I see nothing wrong with owning a stud, if your going to promote him right and make them into something. You just have to be prepared.
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        06-13-2012, 10:05 PM
    My current stallion is the third one I have owned.
    I bought him at the age of 15 because of the foals that he produced.
    My second stallion I bought as a yearling and sent him for professional training and promotion. He was sold and exported overseas.
    I lost a few thousand dollars on him.
    The only way to prove a stallion is to breed him. That will take years and lots of time and money.
    If you have the facilities, the experince, and the patience then go for it.
    If not then your decision is already made for you. Shalom
        06-14-2012, 06:02 AM
    Originally Posted by longshot    
    I would like to take issue, however, with the "the last thing the US.. or world.. or insert your country here, is more stallions/horses" Overbreeding is not my fault or your fault if all you are breeding is for your own herd or for a demand in the market. I am sorry, I am not interested in adopting a rescue/wild capture horse when what I want is a blooded quarterhorse. I didn't abuse, starve, or overbreed anything and I won't curtail my own herd building because some misguided animal lover let their herd overrun their pocketbook. I hate to see horses sent to slaughter, but I'd much rather see that than allowing horses to starve to death, because people are afraid of trying to do the right thing and either re-home the horse(which is getting danged hard to do) or as a last resort humanely euthanize it and dig a big fricken hole... (sorry rant off)
    Why was this rant necessary on this thread?

    Asking purely for curiosity
        06-14-2012, 07:05 AM
    Originally Posted by horsefan3000    
    If you keep him a stud it means you wont be able to fully trust him EVER
    I'm going to respectfully disagree here. You can't really trust any horse. There is no such a thing as bombproof, etc. However I've seen some awesomely behaving studs you'd never even tell it's a stud. It's all about personality and correct training.
        06-14-2012, 11:41 AM
    Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
    Why was this rant necessary on this thread?

    Asking purely for curiosity
    because I'm old and felt like Naw really, earlier on there were a couple of responses that tried to make it a moral issue about keeping a horse colt intact. I just get a little tired of do-gooders trying to make a moral issue out of breeding. This colt belongs to the OP and it is their sole decision whether or not to geld him. Advise sure but quit the moralizing. Most people breed horses because they want the offspring of a particular pairing, and saying that "there are plenty of rescue horses out there" doesn't wash.. they didn't want a rescue horse, they wanted a blooded horse of a particular line, and they may just want to perpetuate the line by keeping him whole... there I go again.. Geez... I think I need some Geritol or
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        06-14-2012, 01:15 PM
    When I said Bloodlines don't mean crap if the trainer sucks means exactly that. You go pay $$$$$ for a well bred horse top lines etc etc its not going to mean doodoo if you don't have the talent or the trainer to bring that line along. I seen alot of top bred horses do doodoo in the show world for the simple reason the owners didnt know poop= bad horse
    Now I have seen some really nice colts with so so blood lines go on to be top Hunters as well as jumpers.
    Im not talking about those million dollar studs ( Them are rare ) But you can get some very nice colts that go on to be good studs that can and do compliment the breed.
    You see alot of people on here talk about nice cross bred horses and then you got sport horses at stud ( Big time up here ) Some of those sport horse stallions came from so so bloodlines but are wanted by breeders to improve the sport horse breed.
    Yes alot of horses out there But alot of those horses out there are broken down lack of any kind of thought in their breeding ( those who just want a baby or boo boo breedings ) Senior horses etc etc. Closing the slaughter houses caused that issue not just the breeding.
    There is a market out there for horses its just a tougher market ordinary horses are a dime a dozen well trained good horses hard to come by. And when found are sold.
    Gelding is a good idea but waiting to see just where this little guy can go isnt a bad idea either. No one says GELD NOW! JMHO

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