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post #1 of 14 Old 07-11-2014, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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Possible stallion prospect and what do you guys do with your stallions

Hello everyone!

I am looking for a bit of advice. I am thinking about purchasing a stud colt weanling. He has amazing bloodlines, the sire and dam have wonderful temperaments. The stallion is used as an all around horse all over the ranch. The mare is used as a kids horse, and cowhorse.
He has ON HIS papers
Doc Bar X5
Doc Olena
Smart Little Lena
Three bars
Dry Doc
Docs Hickory
High Brow Hickory
Wimpy II
and a few other big names
He looks like he will be a very nice put together colt.
Should mature to about 15.2h

I am looking to seriously compete with him in:
Roping events
Used in feedlots/on the PFRA
Trail rides
Mounted Shooting/Mounted Archery
Extreme Cowboy Challenge
and really just about anything else I can get into and compete in.

I have a 3 acre paddock set up for him - 4 strand barbed wire, with ElectricWire top, bottom and middle.

If he has any flaw that would make him unsuitable for a stud prospect - including temperament and confo, he WILL be gelded.

Curious, those of you on here - what all do you do with your stallion? Do many of you ride your studs?
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post #2 of 14 Old 07-11-2014, 08:13 PM
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Coronado has been trained to ride and will be trained to drive. I'm going to take him to breed demos at expos and start him in working equitation, maybe endurance or CTR, possibly garrocha and whatever he shows aptitude for. Same for my mares. All my horses will have jobs promoting the breed in any and every avenue possible.
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post #3 of 14 Old 07-11-2014, 08:19 PM
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Barbwire is a no no for studs, hot wired on the top or not. You don't want that horse in solitary confinement, he should be able to see other horses and have safe fencing for him and any other animals that could come near him. I have never owned a stallion, however I trained, rode and showed one for the owner/breeder. He competed in open shows and some breed shows, he was trailridden all the time and a full time breeding schedule in the spring.

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post #4 of 14 Old 07-11-2014, 08:27 PM
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I agree with the fencing suggestion
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post #5 of 14 Old 07-11-2014, 09:58 PM
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My Paint stallion lives in a mesh wire pen, about an acre, with hot wire on the top. I ride him all the time.
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post #6 of 14 Old 07-12-2014, 03:59 AM
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My sister's landlord has 40 acres fenced with barbwire for her two studs (who "run" together). Well one busted down the wire fencing and killed someones gelding. Wire is a no no. He is either going to get out or kill himself.

You can get him a donkey or mule to chill with. something non-threatening and yet something to keep him company (has to be male female is just going to cause issues).

Put up boards or panels in place of the wire.
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post #7 of 14 Old 07-17-2014, 01:18 PM
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Run your electric separate and offset from the 4 strand fence. Two strands - top and mid chest. My preference is tape but I have had a stallion that had no respect for tape and a wire offset was also added but we left the tape for visibility. Part of that is my husband's insistence on fencers unsuitable for tape. If there will be other horses close there needs to be a wide alley between the pastures and the other pastures need to be set up similar to keep those horses out of the alley.
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post #8 of 14 Old 07-17-2014, 01:35 PM
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I would recommend something heavy duty- wood. Offset with electric. Barbed wire is asking for an injury, esp with a stud.
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post #9 of 14 Old 10-13-2014, 09:55 PM
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Ride the hair off him. I have owned my stallion for 4 years. Stallions best to handle when they are tired lol!! The more you use them the more respect they get for every situation
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post #10 of 14 Old 10-14-2014, 02:59 PM
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get rid of the barbed wire. put a pipe fence, he wont break it, and in my county that and a six foot tall fence for stallions is law. I would then put the electric fence in about 3 feet .
If you cannot afford pipe use 4x4 boards , 6ft tall and four rails, along with the electric fence.
IF he jumps then you would need to box stall him. you would be shocked to see what a stud can do, when he gets wiff of a mare
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