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Re: RideCamp: Stallions

I'm glad to hear that henpecked stallions do not need to be gelded.

Does that works with husbands too?

John and Meshack (I'd rather be gelded!) (Vermont Equestrian Activities)

-----Original Message-----
From: Maryanne Stroud Gabbani <>
To: RideCamp <>
Date: Monday, March 01, 1999 2:06 AM
Subject: RideCamp: Stallions

>In Egypt stallions are the rule rather than the exception since most of the
>owners are men and for some strange reason it seems to make them nervous to
>geld.  Stallions who get ridden have to be very well socialised.  I ride
>the time in groups of stallions and mares, sometimes even mares in heat.
>The boys know that they can't do anything with clothes on! <VBG>  But when
>moved here from Canada, the idea of riding stallions scared the **** out of
>me.  It's a matter of socialisation of both horses and riders.
>I have an 18 month old colt who is regularly turned out with mares and has
>been all his life.  We make sure that he has one of the old boss mares
>around regularly to remind him how to behave and this guy is one of the
>quietest, calmest colts I've ever seen.  And thoroughly, utterly, totally
>henpecked!  Hopefully, he'll stay that way! At this point I have no plans
>geld him.
>Maryanne Stroud Gabbani
>Cairo, Egypt
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