Keeping Colts/Stallions together

Discussion in 'Breeding Horses' started by Sharaway, Mar 4, 2008.

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  1. Sharaway

    Sharaway Guest

    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.

  2. deschuur

    deschuur Gold Member

    I think it is great Sharaway that you are thinking of the well being of your stallion.

    I always hoped, and still do actually, that I can put Frits in with a companion. He is a friendly animal, he quite enjoys it when the sheep wonder in to his paddock, and I always make it a point to take horses over to him so that he can touch and interact with horses that is not just a sexual thing.
  3. Sharaway

    Sharaway Guest

    Its a fine line balance isnt it, between protecting the physical asset and having an asset that is happy.

    Yes it could all end in tears, but the alternative is worse I feel.

    Thanks Deschuur, I would love to meet your Fritz one day, he looks to be quite the superstar and I am liking what I am seeing of his offspring.
  4. Sharaway

    Sharaway Guest

    :confused: Bindi *sigh* the topic of the thread is NOT to dictate or judge how you or any one else decides to keep their Stallions, or to measure up whose Stallion is worth more or less, or even to say which method is best.

    I was asking for peoples experiences with housing colts together.

    A horse can be a raving lunatic with out being a stallion or being isolated.

    Bindi, it would really be a help to us all if you could offer your opinions and advice with out taking apart other peoples posts and taking everything so literally.

    You make some very valid posts that include a great deal of useful information; I just would appreciate it if you could tone down what can be seen as vilification of individual’s posts and threads.
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