I am also new to the forum, and just getting back into horse ownership after many years.
I'd like to share the story of my EX inlaws Morgan stallion. He was about 16 years old when I met him and was being used by their daughter as not only a lesson horse, but also was being shown in park, halter, and I think Western Pleasure. He had the most AMAZING disposition. Very calm and gentle and even though there were times when he would test my ex sister in law's patience and misbehave, he was always extremely careful with the kids on his back or around him.
I was a fairly new rider myself and he was one of my favorite mounts in the barn. They had owned him since he was very young and was their pride and joy. He never acted "studly." I believe he had only been bred once, maybe twice.
The stallion was in his 20's when they all moved across the country. I got a phone call a few months later from my sister in law (in tears) saying that they had to geld him. It was either that or euthanize him. According to her, he quite literally tried to KILL my ex mother in law. He went after her with teeth and hooves in his stall. Thank God she got out and was able to close the door without injury. She was absolutely devasted. She'd been raising horses 30+ years and never saw that coming. No one did.
So my answer is YES he could become a handful as well as dangerous, or even deadly. I'm not trying to sound dramatic. Just being honest.
I think it's wonderful you rescued that guy. You may never have any issues keeping him a stallion, but if he were mine, I would get him gelded.
Last edited by StacyRz; 09-20-2011 at 07:44 AM.
Reason: I wrote THERE instead of THEIR :-0