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post #11 of 17 Old 09-07-2013, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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These are photographs of the mare with its owner under saddle and one taken at the scene and a 'snipped' statement that the owner of the colt made to a leading UK Equestrian magazine (I've hidden the name) where it gives the age as 8 months - of course there could have been an error in print there - though if the horse was 8 years old it actually makes his actions worse.
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post #12 of 17 Old 09-07-2013, 03:37 PM
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8 years old makes the story viable and believable. No way a weanling did that. The mares would have kicked the tar out of him. There's a reason it's a good thing to run a youngster with older horses - bred broodies for stud colts - they learn manners quickly.
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post #13 of 17 Old 09-07-2013, 03:41 PM
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The danger factor of a 8 month old differs greatly depending on how they are handled.

Also could be the "owner" of the colt is lying because colt is older too.

If colt would not quit chasing, pretty easy to have this happen, and have seen some horses so absolutely aggressive that they will not get settled down period.

Youngest horse I know that did breed mare, was 12 months old. He was papered so knew how old he was.

Something clearly happened, and a horse is dead.
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post #14 of 17 Old 09-07-2013, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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The size of an 8 month old colt would vary a lot with breed and I have no idea what breed this colt/stallion is
The place I worked at had a 6 month old colt - Irish Draft x Hanoverian that terrorized all the other horses at that age he was so dominant
This is a pic of a gypsy cob 6 month old colt - he's a fair size and could do some damage if he got aggressive
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How terrible. I hope they are pressing charges.
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post #16 of 17 Old 09-07-2013, 05:33 PM
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I would have a real big problem controlling my temper if that ever happened to one of my horses. There would definitely be a major problem.
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post #17 of 17 Old 09-07-2013, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by rookie View Post
Its possible that this stud colt did not know the signs of a mare thats not interested in breeding and just kept pushing the issue.

Yeah, the stallion was probably not very good at being stallion yet. And I'm seen Shetland ponies boss full-size horses around aggression beats size any day.
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