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2yo stallion arrived on livery yard
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AdiVic · 20/07/2014 12:47

Hello

I don't know much about stallions and the risk of having one on a normal livery yard as never had to deal with it, hence post.

I am on a livery yard and a couple have bought a 2yo gypsy cob. When the posy turned up onto yard it was noticed the little chap was still in possession of a fine pair! When the yard owner asked why it wasn't gelded they asked what gelded meant!!!!! Neither of them have ever been near a horse, just fancied one and learning to ride!!! The yo has put him in a stable and is arranging the vet to come and sort early next week.

My concern is that there are 2 mares on the yard, my shetland, and a TB mare. At 2 yrs, have any 'urges' kicked in yet? Could he pose a threat? My big old 17.1 Hanoverian has previously been tested for being a rig, and has previously booted the hell out of a dominant gelding who got too close to his mare (hasn't done this for years though) So I am also concerned about the 2 of them crossing paths.

Any advice greatly appreciated

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goodasitgets · 20/07/2014 16:20

It depends. We have two stallions on the yard, one is a breeding stallion so used to covering mares. Neither of them are stabled next to a mare, but we treat them the same as any other horse, we lead mares past and ride together etc
But you have to be careful with turnout, and they do have to be managed correctly

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dogfish22 · 20/07/2014 18:10

This is a "how long is a piece of string" question. It depends on how he was brought up and socialised, but as he was sold to someone without much knowledge I presume he's easy to handle. Treat him like any other horse, but generally stay away from his mouth and don't step in front of him in a threatening way.

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LastingLight · 20/07/2014 19:03

My yo's colt made two babies before he was a year old... don't let him anywhere near the mares.

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Bonkey · 22/07/2014 12:32

Make sure they get him done asap.

In the hands of a novice/not a clue then he could be a royal pita once he realizes what he can get away with. I bet he wasn't sold by anyone that gives a stuff either or they wouldn't have sold him to them!!
I wouldn't sell a complete novice a baby - especially a colt!

My friend bought a colt and he caused hell before she decided one year that she had had enough and sold him to a dealer Hmm we are not friends anymore . She was completely over horsed and I dread to think what happened to him in the end.

On another note - are they aware that they can't actually ride him yet? And he will need breaking etc.

I will put money on the fact that colt will end up being sold by the end of the year to whoever will take him Sad . Happens far to often for my liking!

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70isaLimitNotaTarget · 22/07/2014 13:43

When you say the yo (Yard Owner? ) is arranging the vet visit, do they have the consent of the pony's owner?

If they don't consent, they should find alternative lodgings. (Sounds like the YO was a bit surprised that he was an entire too)

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FlockOfTwats · 22/07/2014 17:35

The sellers of these colts see these idiots coming a mile off IMO. We had someone on our yard do literally the same thing - Except she told YO that she'd bought a mare.
2YO colt turns up.
Owner asks if its got its tack as she fancies getting stuck straight into riding... YO stands there mouth on the floor, then notices it's danglies!
Ended up adbandoning it anyway, one of the other girls ended up with him, gelded him, and he's made a stunning show pony so alls well that ends well, but my god there are some morons about.

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todayisnottheday · 27/07/2014 20:48

Don't forget he'll remain fertile for some time after the op, 6 weeks iirc. This scenario sounds like a nightmare waiting to unfold though so I'd recommend not getting involved and letting the yo deal with them!

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