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    11-08-2010, 09:54 PM
  #31
Trained
If a stallion is well trained, and well behaved in hand and undersaddle, I don't have any objections to them being shown...

However, if he's not, and his handlers can't handle him well, then no he doesn't belong there.

With a stallion there is no 'greys'...he is either well behaved, or he's not...and that to me, should determine whether he gets shown or not...I have no problems with well behaved stallions, it's the ones that are out of control, or otherwise hard to handle, that bother me...a show scene is stressfull enough let alone having a horse who is obnoxious!
     
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    11-08-2010, 11:05 PM
  #32
Green Broke
Going back to the ORIGINAL question...

I have no problem with stallions in the show ring or any other horse event as long as they are well-mannered and have an experienced rider on their back.

My cousin had a stud (that actually is the daddy to my horse) that was THE most well-behaved stud you've ever seen. Most people didn't even know he was one until you told them! I had the pleasure to ride him quite a few times. One of the times, I borrowed him for an indoor rodeo when I was rodeo queening for carrying flags and chasing out stock. It was very tight quarters in this smaller indoor arena and he stood between 2 mares the entire night and not one single peep out of him! He was a perfect gentleman and SO fun to ride! My cousin also did western pleasure, halter, and showing with him when he was younger, and now was using him for roping and gaming events and he was getting quite good! Unfortunately, he died in a freak accident last summer. Broke my heart when my cousin told me about Ravie! He found him lying next to the broken gate. Not a scratch on him and no sign of struggle. The best he could assume was that he was running around and playing in his paddock a little too much and somehow hit the gate, flipped over it, and broke his neck instantly.
     
    11-08-2010, 11:57 PM
  #33
Yearling
When I rode in Seattle, my trainer had a nice Paso Fino that was a stud. She rode him in all kinds of breed shows and what have you. However... I believe the law there was that no one under the age of 18 could show a stud. Anyone know anything about that?? I seem to remember her telling me I wasn't allowed to show him for her because I was too young. (i was 14 at the time)
     
    11-09-2010, 12:32 AM
  #34
Foal
Oxer: yup no one under 18 is supposed to ride or handle stallions at shows (though I'm sure somewhere there is an exception lol).
     

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