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    09-11-2008, 01:21 AM

Well....Dez is now a gelding (as of Sunday). The procedure went really smoothly, and Dez is up and about just fine. He is acting normally, and just has some swelling in his sheath area. I am really excited for him, and can't wait until some time passes and we can start trying to introduce him into the herd.

One neat thing is that Dreamer is in foal to him, so he will have one last foal hit the ground next spring. I really hope to get a filly.

Anyway, just thought I would share the update. I can't wait to see my 7 year old sister show him next year - she will do so well on him!
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    09-11-2008, 03:47 AM
How old is Dez? We plan on gelding our stallion when it gets cooler. It's still in the 90's here. He is 7 years old now. We plan on starting him on barrels and just trailriding. He is already broke to ride, so we hope the transition goes smoothly. He really is a good boy, so should be great as a gelding.
    09-11-2008, 12:49 PM
Dez is 6 now. That is what I am so excited about is that he was such a good stallion, he should be a great gelding!
    09-11-2008, 02:42 PM
I'm so glad everything went smoothly for you and Dez. I'm sure he'll love his new lifestyle. I can only imagine what a fantastic gelding he's going to be, considering he has a fantastic stallion for you.
    09-11-2008, 02:57 PM
Grats AK. I'll be joining the club later next month :)
    09-11-2008, 04:03 PM
Aw that's wonderful, glad everything went well & he's a good sport!
    09-11-2008, 06:15 PM
Glad to hear everything went well. I think you made a good decision. You are giving your horse a chance to be a horse and be in a herd where all horses should be. Keep us posted on his recovery :)
    09-14-2008, 02:03 AM
Thanks everyone. :) I am really happy with my decision to do it - I am excited for his ability to soon be a social animal like he should be. His swelling is almost all gone now, and he is doing great. He of course does not seem any different at this point.

I am wondering when I should try introducing him with the other horses. I also wonder if I should first try putting him in with geldings without the mares first so he does not feel such a big need to "protect" his girls..and he can focus on making friends??
    09-14-2008, 11:27 PM
I'd wait a few months before turning him out with the mares , I can't remember how long it take before the all the sperm dies but to be on the safe side find out first
    09-15-2008, 09:54 AM
I believe its a month...I seem to remember that being answered in a long-ago thread.

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