Good grief, look at the can of worms I opened. It amazes me that people who don’t even own or have experience with Stallions have an opinion? I was really hoping to hear from people and stud owners with far more experience than either myself or my GF, and I am glad that I have. What is wrong with you people that have to make every thread a personal vendetta? My GF and I want to ensure that we are doing the best we can for our colts and young stallions to ensure that we raise and promote sound well rounded social animals. We don’t want to own imprisoned sex machines with mental and emotional issues where we can avoid it with simple and effective horse husbandry. It’s not about being able to afford the risk, but managing the risk, injury versus attitude etc, god I or my GF are in a constant state of paying off a vet bill, so we really don’t want to add to the vets bank balance. I plan to show and ride my Stallion in public, I want a respectful and safe (as possible) Stallion, not a poorly socialised raving lunatic. So PLEASE no more negative comments, no more rubbish about wether people should even own Stallions or not. Please keep the thread to positive and useful ways that I and my GF can turn out a well balanced and well socialised Stallion that is a pleasure to own and be seen in public with.