Originally Posted by ButtInTheDirt
He looks decently put together, and is flashy enough if you like medicine hats - but he doesn't scream stud prospect to me. He's cute, and as foals it is hard to judge what faults will completely go away with time, or what may stay. If I remember right, your other threads were debating whether to keep him whole or not? I think he'd make a neat gelding, personally, and I wouldn't bother gambling with his future. If you are still considering keeping him a stud, there is nothing wrong with waiting and feeling him out. If he isn't even weaned yet it is a bit early to judge what his personality and conformation will develop into. But the world has enough colorful stud prospects, so it wouldn't be too selfish to keep a beautiful gelding for yourself. ;)
I'm still unsure, he will start his weaning in about two weeks. If I do cut him, he won't be cut until he's well close to two or three years old. A well known breeder around here does this with her geldings, I want to say...to let them fill out?
I really want to wait and see what he turns into before I cut him, if he turns out well no telling what I will do. The owner of his sire is very interested in me keeping him a stallion if he turns out well, she'd like to use him on a few of her show mares but I'm iffy on considering that being the reason he's intact.
All will tell with the next year to year and a half.
But I have a question for you, does keeping them intact allow their body to develop like a stud before you cut him? I can't find a way to explain what i'm meaning besides making him a stocky, 'studly' looking gelding?