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Megan Thee Stallion revealed Beyoncé and Jay-Z give her advice, while appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Wednesday. Say if I'm having a bad day, he'll be like, 'Megan, girl, you need to be somewhere driving the boat,'” Meg shared.
Meg appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Wednesday, and shared the best advice she's received from the reigning monarchs of music. First, Megan spoke about collaborating on “Savage Remix” with Beyoncé, and just how much that meant to her.
“I remember the first time I ever saw Destiny's Child in concert, it was at the rodeo, and it was just amazing. Say if I'm having a bad day, he'll be like, 'Megan, girl, you need to be somewhere driving the boat.
Megan also spoke about the conservative backlash to her record-breaking single with Cardi B, “WAP.” After thanking Card for inviting her to collaborate on the track, Megan said, “I feel like that was really a little weird.
Megan Thee Stallion Wore a Newsprint Catsuit Emily Dixon is a British journalist who’s contributed to CNN, Teen Vogue, Time, Glamour, The Guardian, Wonderland, The Big Roundtable, Bust, and more, on everything from mental health to fashion to political activism to feminist zine collectives.
Betadine was the last stallion prospect bred by legendary breeder Walter Merrick and has been described by many horsemen as well as Jon Mixer, as looking as his father's famous “Orin Mixer painting of the Quarter horse.” Veterinarians and breeding managers generally attribute the escalated behavior seen in stallions to increased testosterone levels.
Of course, there are some exceptionally tractable stallions that are either born with calm dispositions or have been very well-trained and maintained. But given the “nature of the beast,” personality conflicts between horses and humans tend to be amplified when a stallion is involved.
The demands a stallion can make on his owner's time, patience and pocketbook can be overwhelming. Dr. Chris Crowe, director of veterinary services and breeding manager at Babcock Ranch in Gainesville, Texas, has worked with stallions for more than 25 years.
According to Karina Lewis, a trainer with a master's degree in psychology, experience with horses is only one advantage when considering owning a stallion. In her opinion, novice owners tend to move more slowly and carefully because their primary motive is for the success of themselves and the stallion.
Lewis encourages anyone considering stallion ownership to look at their personal relationships and patterns as indicators of whether they will be good candidates. Author and renowned horse expert Dr. Jim McCall adds that if the stallion isn't turned out into a pasture with a band of mares, a great deal of time can go into just managing a breeding program.
“The three strands of wire that held the kids' pony won't work for a stallion, ” laughs Dr. Crowe. Stalls should be tall enough that the stallion can't get his jaw over the top of the side when standing on his hind legs.
The safest fence is a tight woven mesh with a wooden, metal or vinyl sight barrier along the top-tall enough to reach the base of the horse's neck. Davis explains that horses are herd animals and are socially designed to need companions.
As such, stallion ownership may also mean that you should have another horse, probably a calm gelding, or perhaps a goat as a companion. But be sure to keep an eye on the stallion and his buddy, so that a cranky stud doesn't abuse the companion animal.
In the event that a stallion must be castrated or sold, Karina Lewis cautions against feelings of failure. Examine whether it was a decision that caters to the benefit and welfare of the stallion and that they made an effort based on their best capabilities.
Establishing Respect Crowe cautions that many stallions are constantly testing their boundaries. Dr. Jim McCall believes this is where both novice and experienced horsemen often make critical mistakes.
McCall suggests that one way to discipline a stallion is simply to make a loud noise. She warns that there may be occasions when a person has to take defensive action in response to a stallion's aggressive move, such as delivering a blunt blow with a closed fist to the neck, chest, shoulder or buttock.
Crowe also believes that no discipline should occur more than three seconds after the offense, and the horse's eyes, ears and face are strictly off-limits. “Discipline has to be quick, firm, clear and appropriate,” Crowe explains, and notes that whipping and kicking are never the correct responses.
Constantly slapping at a horse and jerking on a lead chain are not only ineffective, they can be downright dangerous, provoking the stallion to lash out in frustration. John Lyons has never been an advocate of using a chain and suggests using a snaffle bit instead when leading a stallion that may be feeling full of himself.
Crowe feels some stallions do respect the use of a chain with a halter as an extra measure of restraint, but it must be used judiciously. Never jerk the chain, which could cause an instant, extreme reaction such as head flinging, rearing or striking.
But nurture, as much as nature, can influence a stallion's attitudes and behavior, which is why handling and training are so important. From an early age, a colt must be taught manners and learn where he fits into the horse-human hierarchy.
Many people get into trouble with stallions because they take an overly aggressive, “show him who's boss” approach. While rambunctious colts must learn to respect human boundaries, John Lyons insists that establishing a good working relationship with a stallion requires intelligent handling rather than force.
According to John, the key is to put the horse's mind and body to work in fair and fruitful ways. By getting small, consistent acts of obedience (hips over, head down, move your feet, accept the bit, etc.
Toward that goal, it helps to know some basic things about stallion behavior and development: • Sexual play is common even in very young colts, but some youngsters are actually capable of breeding mares prior to their first birthdays.
• Stallions tend to have large reserves of energy and very active minds, so plan to devote extra time and patience to training and exercise. • Colts tend to be mouthy by nature, so be prepared to implement handling practices that discourage nipping or biting, such as paying extra attention to the horse's head, and positioning yourself out of grabbing range.
While a stallion may not be able to live among a group, he should reside within seeing and calling distance to other horses in a safe, secure environment. • Young stallions who may be gentle and easy to handle as 2- and 3-year-olds may become more dominant and harder to control as they mature sexually and socially.
• With proper training and conditioning, stallions readily learn to recognize when it's okay to exhibit breeding behavior and when it's time to be a gentleman. If a stallion is mean, aggressive or hard to handle, keeping him as a breeding horse is probably not the right decision.
Because of the driving force of their nature, care and caution must be exerted whenever and wherever a stallion is housed, turned out, or taken out on the trail or for an event. So consider the decision carefully before you decide to buy a stallion or leave your colt a stud.
Author and horseman Dr. Jim McCall is a nationally recognized expert on horse behavior, training and management. He has raised more than 100 stallions and firmly believes that, even before you breed a mare, you should know something about how the potential colts will turn out.
If a young horse meets the first two criteria, an owner can probably leave a colt intact until he reaches an age where his disposition is more obvious. Once all of these criteria have been met, and you feel you have an exceptional individual worthy of passing on his genetics, you must then decide if you are breeding for profit or pleasure.
If your objective is to preserve or improve your own bloodlines, you have a good foundation on which to build. However, unless you are going to breed more than five mares, McCall believes an owner would be better off financially, and would likely get better genetics, if he bought the stud services of proven horses.
“The only real reason to keep a stud,” McCall emphasizes, “is to decrease the management and/or shipping of mares.” If your objective is to make a profit, your next step is to decide on a stud fee based on the stallion's economic value.
Most breed associations and journals are very good at telling how many stallions are reporting, how many mares are bred, and how many live foals are produced. “The market has changed so much in the last 10 years due to embryo transfers, frozen and shipped semen,” McCall notes.
Aside from being consistent in your own training methods, her observations reveal that the key to producing a well-behaved adult stallion can be as simple as letting the herd do all the work for you. Much of Davis' research has been on mixed group herds with a stallion, several mares, and their foals.
“ In the herd, Davis believes that the natural play that occurs among young horses provides the essential building blocks for future behavior. Ideally, Davis would like to see all horses raised in mixed colt and filly groups up to about 9 months of age.