My 14.2 hand stallion that is a seasoned breeder could not complete the act on a 16.2 hand tb mare without building a ramp for him. |
Has anyone not seen a young stallion attempting his first breeding? He is clumsy and rarely hits the spot so to speak.
Also I have yet to see a colt that is a yearling attempt to breed anything.
My horses run with their dams and other mares until they are 18-20 months old.
I have yet in 46 years had an "accident".
I respect your experience, But I have personally seen some of the things you mention as improbable. My cousins had a 18hh percheron mare bred by a 14.2hh paint, both him and her were maidens.(I disagreed with the breeding, but anyways) she gave birth to the most stunning tobiano foal, matured to 16hh, looks like a pinto warmblood.
I have seen my BO's colt full on ready to breed a mare through the fence, he was 10 months old. My old farrier had to separate a 6 month old colt from the herd(weaning him in the process) because he watched him breed a small broodmare. Thankfully nothing came of it, but he was able to fully breed a mare at that age.
There was a thoroughbred cross mini filly for sale last year, the add claimed they caught the stallion breeding the mare when she laid down "for a nap". Funny looking little thing.
OP, if you do not have full control over this horse(cant sell, they can take it back, etc) don't take it. I also think you maybe need to learn to prioritize. If you can't affort to geld him, don't take him. Gelding should also take priority over a computer in my books. I would also be a bit worried, if money is so tight you can't afford to geld him, how would you cope if your mare had severe pregnancy complications? Any ways, hopefully the situation ends well.