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        10-03-2010, 10:24 AM
      #1
    Foal
    Help Newbie with Stallion!

    Help, I am currently living in Bulgaria, and have purchased a Haflinger stallion from a local horse fair. Horses here are allowed to graze anywhere but I have got a paddock fortunately. However, the local horse breeder insists on tethering his mares quite near to the paddock and this is driving my stallion insane. I have got a stable which he is currently restrained in due to another incident where he jumped and wall and broke his rope again!! I always tether him in his paddock, he is on his second headcollar and his third rope in a month. I do not want him for breeding, but have a feeling this local horse guy may have different ideas! I havent kept horses since a child, and never had a stallion. I am really at my wits end, losing all my confidence, cannot ride him due to him being unsettled, he is a big boy and bolts and bucks, I need to do something before someone gets hurt. Can anyone suggest a solution. He is 4 years old. Would gelding calm him down, and is there any solution in the short term ie. Now!!
         
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        10-03-2010, 10:27 AM
      #2
    Weanling
    Easy peasy. Geld him! He is your horse, you may do with his manhood what you wish. Living in a stable cooped up is no life for a horse, and it sounds to me that YOU don't want to deal with one either. Gelding him won't be a total cure, but it will definitely help. It sounds like he isn't the best stallion either as far as behavior goes, you don't want to pass that along. Being only 4, he will come down from his stallion high much easier than leaving him intact for a few years.
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        10-03-2010, 10:45 AM
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    Green Broke
    I agree Geld him.
         
        10-03-2010, 10:52 AM
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    Weanling
    Yup ! *** Snip Snip****
         
        10-03-2010, 10:54 AM
      #5
    Green Broke
    Geld him.

    Why are you tying him up in the paddock? Maybe you need to make the fence a little bit higher or put some electric wiring around the top and on the inside of the fence about a foot away. It might make the fence harder to jump....

    Get a book on how to handle stallions, or use the internet, but take everything with a grain of salt.
         
        10-03-2010, 11:06 AM
      #6
    Foal
    It is not a fence as such, it is a dry stone wall about 4ft high but with a 4 ft drop the other side. I didnt think at 14hh he would jump this, but he did, and tying him up was for his own safety and everyone elses. Would electric fence inside that work? Or do I need to be making this fence higher or from wire fencing and concrete posts, which is what is usually used here. This is quite an outlay as it is a big paddock.
         
        10-03-2010, 11:19 AM
      #7
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Angiemay    
    It is not a fence as such, it is a dry stone wall about 4ft high but with a 4 ft drop the other side. I didnt think at 14hh he would jump this, but he did, and tying him up was for his own safety and everyone elses. Would electric fence inside that work? Or do I need to be making this fence higher or from wire fencing and concrete posts, which is what is usually used here. This is quite an outlay as it is a big paddock.
    So cheaper to get him gelded then :P
         
        10-03-2010, 12:04 PM
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    Green Broke
    Get him gelded imediately, before he hurts himself or someone else.
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        10-03-2010, 12:18 PM
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    Weanling
    Totally agree!

    There is NO need to keep him intact. It is safer for you, and him to geld him ASAP.

    I have seen some stallions (especially young ones) do some pretty crazy and athletic things to try and breed a mare close by. Don't underestimate his desire even at 14hh.

    Geld him.
         
        10-03-2010, 12:26 PM
      #10
    Weanling
    Ok I apologize for the double post....I had thought I lost my original post retyped, and then it showed up.....sorry.

    I need coffee
         

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