New here, Just got my own horse. Underweight and still a stallion, Advice needed.
Hello from North Florida! Kinda a noob, been around 2 horses for awhile tho..And have done A ton of reading on this stuff. The 2 I was around, a mare and a gelding. Still learning but I know enough to take care of my new buddy Diesel..Yea, that's his name. He's 2 1/2 years old and under weight. Where he was they weren't taking care of him and feeding him properly. But that has changed with ME. I've had him for around 4 days, I have rubbed him, scratched his neck for him(he loves this!), And brushed him all over a couple of times and he loved it all. The other day my Dad went to see him and we both were standing on his sides, my Dad on his back right about 4 feet away and I was right against him on his back left side and put my hand on his back/butt area. For some reason this time he got a little mad I guess, I don't know why. I have rubbed all over him and even this area allot. Just this time he started turning and kicked at me a couple of times, I got out of the way and threw my arm up to protect myself and he only grazed my pinky finger. Thank god! After this Dad walked away a little and I went back to diesel and patted him on his back and rubbed his neck, he was cool. Maybe its because he's not gelded yet and doesn't know me that well. From what I've read this is how stallion's are, or can be.. Very dangerous. My question here is, Should I have him gelded? Is this the smart thing to do or can I just leave him as he is?
I will be posting up pictures in a new thread eventually, so keep watching for my thread. I might post them up in the horse breeds section and ask what breed he is and also his coat color...
If I sound kinda stupid on this stuff or if I don't make sense I apologize, I'm still learning!!!!
Last edited by 318; 12-07-2010 at 08:43 PM.