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    12-06-2011, 07:59 AM
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We are novice owners and we are looking at a very gentle stallion and I was wanting the forums thoughts on whether we should purchase this horse or not. He is 11 yrs old and we have no intention in breeding him, owner is getting out of the horse buisness.
     
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    12-06-2011, 08:24 AM
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If you do not want a stallion for breeding purposes and you are novice horse owners, you don't want a stallion and you sure don't need one. They come with a whole plethora of problems from increased legal liability to behavior problems they will develop in the absence of a knowledgeable handler.

There is not one thing he can bring to you besides problems.

I've been 'in the business' for 50 years and have owned stallions for 45 years of that. I breed mares for the public and raise my own foals that are trained right here on the ranch before they are sold. I need my stallion (which I bred, showed and have owned for 11 years.) You don't need one -- at all.
     
    12-06-2011, 08:25 AM
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If you were to purchase him, I would highly recommend that you have him gelded upon purchase. Though he may be quiet, often stallions can 'turn' if there is a mare in heat around - with a novice owner/rider, this is not a good combination.
It is also not fair to keep a stallion, a breeding animal, isolated and not permit him to breed. Another good reason to geld!
     
    12-06-2011, 09:59 AM
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If I geld him can I ever trust him?
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    12-06-2011, 10:02 AM
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Showing
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If I geld him can I ever trust him?
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What do you mean by this?

You can trust a gelding far more than a stallion, especially if you have mares around.
     
    12-06-2011, 10:19 AM
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Novice owners and stallions are not a good recipe! If you buy him, I suggest gelding him.
     
    12-06-2011, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by gigem88    
Novice owners and stallions are not a good recipe! If you buy him, I suggest gelding him.
Could I trust him then???
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    12-06-2011, 10:31 AM
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Why would you NOT trust him?

What have you been told that would lead to this thinking?
     
    12-06-2011, 10:39 AM
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Foal
I've read that some stallion that are older when gelded still acted like they were stallions
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    12-06-2011, 10:39 AM
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Showing
Even after gelding some of those behaviors may not go away, especially if he's been used as a breeding stud in the past.

I've been around & handled stallions all of my adult life (family has raised horses for decades, started handling the stallions as a teenager) I now own 2 myself. My grandfather told me as a kid "Never turn your back to a stud no matter how much of a gentleman he is." Mine are big puppy dogs, never take a wrong step or act out of place but the possibility will always be there as they are creatures with a mind of their own and a lot of times hormones override their thinking. With a novice handler, I could possibly see either of them taking advantage of the opportunity.

I have another who was cut later in life (almost 5) hadn't been used as a stud, even now as a gelding he has moments that he acts more studdy than the actual stallions on the farm.
     

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