Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Agreed. I have been/worked around almost exclusively extremely docile, well trained and personable stallions. Keep in mind that the life of a stallion tends to be a lonely one, so unless they're handled and treated like pets, they don't have a chance to become social and will probably be a lot more standoffish then the average pet horse - I wouldn't attribute that so much to stallion behavior as I would general work/ranch horse behavior.
I got to work with a 17hh Hanoverian stud who's owner loved him and handled him daily - he was a big furry munchkin. I'd take him out to graze on the lawn and just read by a tree. He was a perfect gentleman, perfectly trained and just perfectly behaved.
I agree completely with the poster above me - you really shouldn't ever take BOTH eyes off ANY horse. Of course stallions can be a little more silly then the average horse when the hormones hit, so yes, you do have to watch them a little more especially around mares. But a non-stallion can be just as prone to biting and kicking without proper training, so really it ALL boils down to poor training and has almost nothing to do with gender.
But no, stallions aren't all standoffish. I've met many standoffish mares, sometimes it's a personality trait, sometimes the way they're handled, and sometimes the way they're trained, but there are JUST as many happy go lucky docile cheerful studs out there!
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.