Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
I don't know the breed charateristics of a Lativan Driving Horse, but in my experience with stallions (I own a gelding who was a breeding stallion for a dozen years), they are first & foremost a breeding animal. Yes, you can train them to be gentlemen and behave properly around mares, etc, etc. BUT, instincts can take over when they are not under your control and they will do the things mother nature has programmed them to do, like attack another male to preserve their seed from carrying on. I have no problem with an experienced breeder keeping a stallion with mares, my former stallion was kept pastured along side of mares. He is now gelded, and it took him a while before he would except the company of a gelding, he attacked several through fences a year after he was gelded. Then he was alone for a month on a new place, he was pretty lonely, even looking for my dogs as company. Then my other gelding come home from training, (his son by the way), they stayed in side by side paddocks, then let out in pasture together, not much squabbling, but his younger son is the boss no doubt because it is "his" home to begin with, his dad was the late comer. Would I have just brought him home as a stallion & done this? No way in hell!