Thursday, May 31, 2007

Let's talk about stallions!

It's not just hideous mares people are breeding. Even more horrifying are hideous stallions. Much like dogs, most colts need to have their balls off at the first opportunity. Unfortunately, due to squeamishness on the part of their male owners, a delusional belief that the horse is better than he is, or plain old laziness, this often does not happen. Not surprisingly, the inability to get a gelding procedure done often comes hand-in-hand with an educational level most frequently seen in remote portions of Appalachia. Check out these two ads for perfect examples of this phenomenon. Text in red is as written in the ad. Text in blue is my comments.

cassanove (were we trying for Casanova?) was a neglect case and I was lucky enough to be his rehab mom but now he needs more. The vet est him around 10yrs old. he is a sorrel tb stallion. unbroke, unreg., ubtattoo'd. 3 strikes and you're out...he needs to be unbreedable. he is litterly I just got an image of a horse throwing carrot bags out of his stall the calmest horse(much less stallion ever)I can put my 22mo old son on him wtg mother of the year and he stands quietly. he stands questly huh? to be saddled even when a mare is calling him from a near by feild. say what? but he does buck when you try to get on him. which is why I put my 22mo old son on him, yes, I am mother of the YEAR! therefore...I say unbroke and needs work. very small re-homing fee applies with agreement. If you are going to pretend to be a rescuer, one rule of rescue is we don't let unfixed males leave the premises EVER. So sell that unbelievably FUGLY blue saddle and call out the vet to chop the balls off this critter.

And on to our next example of things that shouldn't breed on.

Music Bar Prince (Prince) is a 16 year old sorrel Quarter Horse Stallion. He is gentle and kind and broke to ride. He throws duns and roans and palominos and buckskin foals He "throws" them? That I'd like to see. Only mares can throw foals, asshat. He is a Sugar Bars and Music Mount grandson. No, he is a Sugar Bars and Music Mount great-grandson and that's how far back you have to go to find something anybody has even heard of. He is right at 15 hands tall. Which is important since we know how well SHORT AQHA horses are selling these days (cutting lines excepted, which this horse isn't.) I rescued him last Fall and want to find him a new home. Rescuers geld. If you are "rehoming" him as a stallion, look in the mirror: You are a Horse Dealer. Not a rescuer. I am not into breeding horses and don't need a stallion. Then GELD him! Prince is very gentle and safe around all other horses, little kids, little dogs, goats, sheep, llamas, etc. How comforting to know he doesn't eat llamas for lunch. He leads, loads, and stays in his pen even with mares right next to him. I am asking $400 adoption fee to insure he doesn't get turned into dog food. Horses aren't used for dog food anymore in this country. They are, however, butchered in Mexico for Asians and Europeans to eat. If you are into breeding sporty, agile Quarter Horses, Prince is your guy. Since in 16 years of life, he has so far failed to produce a single point earner in any event. He is still a little thin from being starved nearly to death, but he's gaining well. You've had him since last fall and he's still this ribby...why? He's been wormed and trimmed. Once since last fall from the look of him. I can deliver him for the cost of my gasoline. Because I can't wait to get this thing out of my backyard.

Get the vet out YESTERDAY for both of these! Especially the second one, who'll you'll notice is turned out with other horses in the picture. I have no doubt the next crop of straight-shouldered, ugly-necked babies with horrifyingly bad hips is on its way. Maybe we can have a beer together at the auction while we're watching them sell for $50 to the kill buyer?