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*