Originally Posted by SarahAnn
He gets embarrassed when he gets in trouble, so he avoids it at all costs.
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I had to chuckle at this, I told someone that my stallion was embarassed because I got after him and they told me I was 'Nuckin' Futz'. They were not horse folks. But I totally know what you mean, it's that head duck, lip lick, sideways, "AW SHUCKS" look they give you when you've had to correct them.
I have friends who will not ride with me if I'm riding my stallion. They refuse to go on any ride with a stallion, if they know there's a stallion ahead of time. I've learned to enjoy riding by myself because of them. I just refuse to let other people dictate who I'll ride or not, when my stallion is trained to within an inch of his life. I always ride drag so that I can see what he's thinking about before he thinks it, I'm always ready to kick his rear if he needs it for getting studly under saddle and would NEVER allow him to get close enough to a mare to cause trouble. If 2 stallions show up on a ride, I'll ride the opposite end of the ride from the other stallion, just to make sure the peace is kept. I know I sure as H*LL don't want to be on board during a stallion fight or when old Romeo decides to grace some girl with his manly presence!
Unfortunately, many people don't keep their stallions in line or train them to behave. They just say, "Well, he's a stallion", like that excuses anything. I want my stallion to think he's a gelding unless it's breeding season and he's in his special halter on a date with a mare. Otherwise, no talking, screaming or squealing, no striking, no bowing up, none of that is tolerated.