Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Boulder, colorado
Stallions can make great riding horses.
Though, IMO I don't see the point in keeping a stallion if he isn't producing something spectacular. Like you said there's a lot of stallions out there who produce nice babies but, not enough that produce that next level.
I forgot who said this but, I read it from this forum and thought it was a brilliant example of how responsible breeding should be done it goes something to the effect of:
Good breeders breed the best, to the best, and hope for the best.
If he isn't the best out there and you don't have the desire to find the best then you're doing an injustice to his offspring since the horse market it crap. Not to mention the prospect of creating those frankenhorses through irresponsible breeding... IDK, maybe your stud is amazing and you have a stellar breeding program going on then by all means keep him a stud. I've met plenty of stallions who were true gentlemen and if you didn't know, you wouldn't know they were intact.
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