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post #1 of 226 Old 04-28-2011, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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This is Why You GELD Your Horses! Ugh

I'll try not to be too long winded with this story, however I always seem long winded.

Ok, so wife decided to look for a project horse again. Found a little four year old, still a stud horse, that we didn't give much for. Went down to look at him and he was mannered well enough at home, I didn't think too much of it (little to no stud experience). Supposedly he was dumped at a friend of theirs' house a year ago, rail thin, and their vet would not geld him at the time.

So, not thinking of it too hard, we bring him home. Turn him out separate from our horses, three wire fence between all of them. And he promptly goes through the fence to get in with my three geldings. Was headed to get panels the next day so he spent the night and next morning tied to a tree. Put round pen together and turned him in it, where he could barely see our horses, if he was lucky.

We had him gelded the next day, and over the next couple of days he was kept in a box stall when wife wasn't working with him in the round pen, and our first clients for the summer brought down two mares and another young gelding. Our horse was kept independent of all the other horses because I refused to let him have contact with a client's horses not knowing what he would do (aka hurt them), at least until he had a chance to calm down after being gelded.

Until two days ago, same day the farrier came out. I went out that evening to check out the panel he bent that wife told me about. Sure enough, he'd managed to hit one of the panels hard enough to pop the top pin and hit it again and bent the hell out of it.

At least, that's what I believe. I was attempting to tie the panels back together and the clients gelding was just curious, several feet away (other side of fence). Suddenly *BAM* this moron hits the panel again trying to attack my clients horse over the panels.

I was so hopeful for that little horse, however when all that happened, I went inside and talked with my wife and we decided that it was it was best the health and safety of 1) us, 2) our horses, and 3) our clients' horses that he be put down, and soon.

Given the opportunity, he may have come out ok, however we do not have the time or facility, especially if he's trying to destroy my panels, too. I'm not mad about the money we're out because of it, HOWEVER I'm still extremely irritated that he was left a stud at what the vet estimated 4 1/2 AND was NOT TAUGHT ANY MANNERS! Combined, the two were what sealed his fate. He had such bad ground manners to people and did not even know how to function around other horses. *sigh*
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post #2 of 226 Old 04-28-2011, 11:27 PM
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uhh? Your going to put him down just because he poped out a few pannels. He sounds like he is just being a horse to me.

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Why don't you try to send him to a rescue or a stud knowledgeable person first? Just a suggestion...

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You'd rather put the poor horse down, than send him to a trainer?. He's a 4 year old and i'm sure with the proper training he'd be great. I wouldn't just put down the horse. IMO.

He sounds like he's just being a horse to me. Either that or give him to a rescue.
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I strongly disagree with this. You made the error in bringing a stud home, and now you are going to put him to sleep because of your error? That is fundamentally wrong to me.

It takes a while for the hormones to settle, find other arrangements while this happens - do not put an animal to sleep because you messed up.

This is just horrible.
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OK I am really pissed at this - put that horse to sleep over your own error, and I will be so annoyed. Make over decisions, figure something out. You are the worst of horse owners based on their own needs for getting yourself into this mess.

I hope to god you are able to read this before the mods delete it!
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I need to give a different view point. Who wants this horse? Really honestly? While I wouldn't give up on him this quickly, I can understand where spence is coming from. This probably makes me sound like a #1 Jerkface but...if he was honestly going to harm people or others horses and a turnabout couldn't be made without him harming himself or others...where do you turn? Do you lock him in a stall, making him more hostile? Do you turn him out and pray he doesn't bust through the fence and kill a clients horse? Do you risk your own life getting into the pen with him when he has already shown aggression?

Again, I don't think you should be doing this so quickly. He could be responding this way because of many different reasons...pain from the gelding being one of them. If you couldn't get him turned around in a few weeks, moving him on or putting him down is your best decision.
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It kinda sounds like to me that the horse has already been put down

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Given the opportunity, he may have come out ok, however we do not have the time or facility, especially if he's trying to destroy my panels, too. I'm not mad about the money we're out because of it, HOWEVER I'm still extremely irritated that he was left a stud at what the vet estimated 4 1/2 AND was NOT TAUGHT ANY MANNERS! Combined, the two were what sealed his fate. He had such bad ground manners to people and did not even know how to function around other horses. *sigh*


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amen Alex. I'm sorry, you shouldn't own a horse if you think putting him down is the only option. Sorry that's my opinion. If you don't have the time or the facility than why would you bring in a horse that you knew needed work.

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It kinda sounds like to me that the horse has already been put down



I hope your wrong.

Honestly. Why get a project horse if can't handle him?? You knew he was a stallion. I'm sure you knew her was an adult. You knew he had no manners. Gelding isn't some quick fix magic buterflies out yo ass.

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