Saturday, July 1, 2017
How to Handle A Stallion
....with 51% control and 49% affection.
That is the best way to handle every horse. I never grew up with mares and was around few geldings. Both of may parents rode stallions.
I did not grow up to be testostrophobic.
When one of our stallions is in the immediate vicinity of a mare in heat we have to take special preparations. Otherwise our experienced riders ride them as they would any of the other horses.
We would not be able to do that if our stallions were kept shut up in stables with limited "turnout." We would not be able to do that if our stallions were fed abusive levels of high sugar feeds. We would not be able to do that if we taught our stallions that they were ticking time bombs. It is simple to do so. All one has to do is treat their stallions as if they were ticking time bombs and they will oblige.
Tam is a highly impressive young lady. She worked Scoundrel Days, our high percentage Grand Canyon stallion in the round pen for several minutes before this picture was taken. He resisted her leadership and she insisted that he move in the direction she indicated and at the speed she indicated.
In short order he felt secure knowing that he was in the presence of a benevolent, powerful leader.
Not control or affection. Not control now affection later. Not affection now and control after we bond.
51% control now. 49% affection now.
Simply the best way to train horses. Simply the best way to raise children.
Posted by Steve Edwards