Looking to buy a new horse- should I even think about a stallion?
Hey there, hope this is the right place to ask- I currently live in a country where it is not as common to geld male horses- they are out there but all of the best looking prospects seem to be stallions. Back in the states I would have never DREAMED of getting a stallion, and honestly, you just didnt seem them that often. I am ok getting a mare too but my main question is: if I find a good stallion is it worth purchasing him and getting him gelded? Will it calm his personality much? And after what age does it not really matter much?
I've been told that general personality traits both on the ground and under saddle will not change much with gelding, but 'hotness' or uncontrollable behavior around mares will calm with it. Experience? I am an experienced rider but I do want something safe- is there such thing as a calm, predictable stallion?
Thanks in advance!