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|Comment||Thank you so much Melanie, My gut instinct was right in getting them separated. My mini who is nearing three years old is not kept at the same place at all, so i'll just repatriate my gelding for him to serve his initial purpose which is to keep HER company. I just don't understand how these "friends" are so unaware (?) of their colt's dangerosity. They intend to geld him once the testicles have descended and say that until then there are no hormones so no problem. Thank you so much once again. Mary|
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Questions relating to first time, or inexperienced horse owners. Other questions as needed. Questions on American Saddlebreds. Old fashioned training advice, riding advice for beginners, and general care questions. Behavior problems, with emphasis on thinking through aspects of problems that might not seem an issue at first.
About to turn 55. My father was a Saddlebred trainer, and I grew up around horses. I have also worked as a Master Saddlebred Show Horse Groom, working with Dale Pugh, Art Simmons, Sonny Sutton, and others.
I also have worked with Quarter Horses, and Thoroughbreds on a mare and foal operation in Alabama.
I have owned for years, and currently have two teenaged geldings.
I also for many years have taught riding lessons, to adults and children, working with beginners just learning, and older adults who have lost their confidence, or wanted to get "back in the saddle."
I was lucky to be around many of the best horsemen in MO, and AL and learn from them, and strive always to think through a situation and work to keep riders and horses safe. Those also include the many talented grooms, and farriers I met along the way.
Some college. General studies towards a nursing degree, which derailed due to divorce. Horse skills learned through over 50 years of watching, learning, doing and absorbing as I grew.