12-02-2012, 02:06 PM
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Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh! Even after 21 years, my husband is still the worst non-horse person I know. Examples?
I had a lovely colt, would have been a gorgeous stallion, homozygous black, homozygous tobiano, great confo, great personality, BEAUTIFUL. I was very strict as he was going to be HUGE and I kept noticing that he would try various pushy types of behaviours on me, stuff that I would just KILL him for and couldn't figure out why he just wasn't 'getting it' because he was a very smart horse. Hubby comes in one day and says, "OH Harley is so cute. He gave me a 'hug' and got too enthusiastic and knocked me down.". We'd had that 'stallion hug' conversation before and we'd had multiple talks about why a stallion must always maintain respect, etc, etc. This wasn't my first rodeo with having a stallion on the place but it WAS the first time I'd bred a colt I wanted to keep for future service. And yes, I disclosed ALL my reasons for selling him to his new buyer. He just sent me pics of him riding Harley and LOVES him to pieces.
Hubby came home from work a week later and Harley was gone. I sold him to a gentleman who gelded him and uses him for trail riding, loves him to death and isn't afraid or too stubborn to discipline him when he needs it. I couldn't keep a stallion that was going to end up killing someone because he wasn't taught any better.
No. 2: Mare is getting close to her due date, so we put her in her foaling stall. Turned the stallion out on his yard, which is in front of the foaling stall barn. She has an outside window with a grill in it, he comes over to say, "HI" and she does as all not in heat mares do, squeals and kicks. NAILED my husband who was standing behind her fooling with her tail. I had told him to move 3 times before it happened, told him exactly WHY he should move and then I gave up and let him learn. All I said was, "HOW f*ing stupid are you? 20 years with horses and you still stand behind a mare when she's talking to a stallion? Really?" And I went in the house so I'd shut up and not ream him out while he was hurting. He's lucky, she pulled her kick and wasn't shod, he just got bruises.