Lessons on Stallions?
So my main riding instructor is going away for a few months. I'm thinking about using the opportunity to take some lessons on a schoolmaster, so that I can really focus on my own body, without worrying so much about what my boy is doing.
One of the places I found uses their stallions for lessons. Would you consider it? Do you think this would be a good or bad thing? Or indifferent?
As for me, I'm a beginner in Dressage, but I've been riding about 27 years, and have owned my own horses about 20 years. But stallions still intimidate me :lol:
I don't know why people tag stallions as "bad", when some of them can be as well or better behaved then a mare or gelding.
If they are in a lesson program, they would most likely be well behaved animals. If you aren't sure, ask if you can watch a lesson that they are being used in, so you can see, in person, how they are.
I could really care less if it was a mare, a stallion or a gelding. What matters is that its a well behaved horse.
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I've only really known one, and as much of a sweetheart as he was, I know his owner was still VERY cautious about who handled him.
Thanks for the thoughts. I might go ahead and give her a call to schedule a time to watch a lesson.
I think it would be a good experience. If you are riding in the context of a lesson then you will have a trainer their to guide you, so you should be fine. Go for it.
It's not the stallion you have to worry about, it's the crabby mares that attack the poor guy while you are riding one.
Ride a stallion over a mare any day.....mares have 'those' days...LOL
I use my oldest stallion to give lessons. Most of my students pick him over the mares. He's also one of my 6 year old daughter's daily drivers :)
If they are well trained & well mannered there isn't a reason not to. Go for it!
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I used to own a TB stallion, could walk him around mares in season and he was an absolute gentleman.................course some of the mares were hussies..LOL
i used to ride my trainers Paso Fino just on the flat. He was a stud, and i hadn't even known until she mentioned breeding him that summer. He was a total HAM!!!
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