Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Get a trainer or sell him. Period the end.
I'm 17, I can go aroun and tell everyone and their brother I've trained horses since I was 12. And it migh be partially right. I've worked with (and "cured") horses who have reared, kicked (working with another one now), bolted, etc. Someone could easily call me a problem horse trainer, but I won't call myself that. I have never taken a horse from colt/filly to finished, and I won't call myself a trainer until I do so, with a trainer telling me that I did everything one of he correct ways.
I don't care how old, how experienced, how knowledgable you claim yourself to be, I will not acknowledge you as a horse trainer. Not every good horseman(woman) can handle a stud, regardless of how many horses they've handled. If they can't understand that a stud is different than a mare/gelding, they will not be able to effectively handle a stallion with nobody getting hurt or killed.
You can't say that a horse won't walk all over you. It's never a garuntee, they're about 8+ times your size. I made that mistake, actually, and I got trampled by two for it. Think I plan on making it again? I think not. It's really not a risk you should even be willing to take with a child.
Do you not understand why most of us are telling you to either get a professional trainer or to sell him? No one wants to hear that you got hurt/killed by a stallion that we realised you can most likely not handle, especially while pregnant.
A lot of people can't admit that they're in over their heads, and sorry to say, but you seem like one of those people. I know what I can handle and how much risk I'm willing to take with my body, and that amount would change in a heartbeat if I was responsible for another life (aka a child).
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