Friendliest stud I ever encountered
I have been around a few studs and most of them needed an attitude adjustment. But not Jake. He has the weirdest craziest looking eyes I ever saw on a horse, but was super friendly. I named him Jake after my grandfather because he had that same crazy look in his eyes when he started going blind. I guess he figured the wider he opened his eyes, the better he could see.
I was walking in the pasture with a few horses that was recently rescued. It came running across the pasture behind me. When I turned to look at it, he stopped. I turned around and started walking it walked a few feet behind me, always stopping when I stopped. I finally turned and faced him. He just stood there until I put my hand out then he came up to me and sniffed it. I rubbed on him for a few minutes and he seemed to like the attention. I put a rope halter and lead rope on him and he was the perfect gentleman. He lunged him at a walk and he yield his forequarters, hind quarters, flexes like a dream.
I realize that he is a rescue and his whole attitude may change after he has gotten plenty of nourishment and get a little weight on him. He's said to be around 5 or 6 years old. He looks to be around 14.2 - 15 hands. I will measure him next weekend when I'm out there.
I was out at the farm yesterday and today, he still the same friendly horse with me. He's being kept in a stall in the barn, but there's a small paddock for him to be turned out in. The vet will be out to check on the rescues sometime this week. I was told that I could keep him but haven't made up my mind yet. I told them to give me a few months to see how he acts after he's gelded and fattened up.
He's 5-6 and was in a pasture with many mares, most of which were pregnant. Over 10 of the horses there were studs.
If he's gelded at this age will he have a studish behavior?
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