Originally Posted by kevinshorses
Your friends are fools. Stallions are still horses and the reason that NO clinician wants to have stallions at a clinic is that alot if not most of the people that go to clinics are having trouble handling thier horses.
I agree whole heartedly; I've been working with a young stallion, and while he is more fiery than the average 2 year old, he is still a horse, and he is a pleasure to work with when he knows the clear boundaries that I have drawn for him. I am moving on in the next few weeks, and I am sad to leave this colt behind, because he is one of the most fabulous babies I've worked with, stallion or not. However, I can agree with a clinician not wanted a stud at a clinic, considering those owners are obviously there because they have a problem handling the horse...I wouldn't, as a trainer, want that owner and his horse at a clinic either, because if he can't handle him at home, god only knows what would happen at a clinic...