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post #1 of 23 Old 10-28-2016, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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Can we make a sticky post about stallions?

Specifically why a newbie horse owner/handler does not need one?
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post #2 of 23 Old 10-28-2016, 12:03 PM
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LOL! Good idea!

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post #3 of 23 Old 10-28-2016, 12:56 PM
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create the thread, and if it has the quality for stickydom, it can be done. I personally dislike stickies, but if it is really of quality, then one can consider it.
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post #4 of 23 Old 10-28-2016, 01:43 PM
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90% of horse owners have no business with a stallion. period.
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post #5 of 23 Old 10-28-2016, 02:23 PM
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A seller was trying to convince me, a first time owner novice that I would do just fine with his stallion. Yup. Luckily I did my research beforehand and even though the stallion was lovely and really well behaved, I decided against it. He was walked behind mares without a lead, just walking next to the owner, but still.
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post #6 of 23 Old 10-28-2016, 02:48 PM
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I was thinking the very same thing. Almost even wrote one. "ten reasons why novices should not buy or keep stallions"

Stickies are best when they are short and expert.
Since I'm not an expert maybe someone who is should give it shot.

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post #7 of 23 Old 10-29-2016, 03:19 AM
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90% of horse owners have no business with a stallion. period.
Only 90%?
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post #8 of 23 Old 10-29-2016, 07:50 AM
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I am not sure if I've ever read a sticky, as I only hit "new posts", but at least it would come up in a search!
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post #9 of 23 Old 10-29-2016, 08:04 AM
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I think you can really safely say that unless you're breeding and/or standing the stallion, you really don't need one. And I'll even go as far as to say that a lot of stallions who are currently being bred, really don't need to be. As far as ownership goes, unless you really are an upper level COMPETITION rider, you don't need the extra "fire" that a stallion brings to the ride if you're not breeding. I prefer to ride stallions and then mares, but I'll be the first one to tell you that if I were to quit breeding I'd either geld or sell the stallion. They are a logistics problem EVEN when they aren't a behavioral problem and goodness knows, any one of them can become that in a hot second.

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The B/O where I keep my horses just acquired a young (sort of) stallion. He's a six year old beautiful and very well bred horse that has just been gelded. He really is a good boy and what I'm finding is that he doesn't do anything different than any other horses except it is ramped up times 1000. Everything he does is big. I can really see now why stallion ownership would not be for the faint of heart. This boy has not been trained in anything other than ground handling and has not been asked to do a lot so it's been pretty much like handling a baby. Also, he has never bred any mares.

Like I said, he's not mean or aggressive. He just has this huge over the top personality that one would instinctively know you have to be careful around.

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