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[RC] Stallion behavior: breeding or racing - Mary Maynard

I have a funny story about stallions. I was working at a local TB ranch as the breeding manager.We had about 7 stallions. I also rode /exercised horses in my "spare time" for the ranch. My boss and I went out onto the track to breese two stallions, when suddenly I look around to see my boss bucked off and a BIG TB stallion running right down the track towards me. Well I lost my head and dismounted with hopes to sway the stallion racing towards me to race on past. My stallion reared and pulled reins out of my hands.I was sure they would fight. I was surprised to see them both take off around that track lickty split.No fighting. They wanted to run. They KNEW that is what you do on a track.They raced and raced and finally we caught them. And best thing about it is; they were both sound..and much happier with the extra exercise :-).
Stallions breed in one spot and onlly one spot on many ranches and KNOW the difference and behave accordenly.
PS If I had stayed on instead of dismounting I may have had the ride of my life.
Mary Anne Maynard

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