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post #11 of 14 Old 09-15-2008, 03:38 PM
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hes so cute. how come you decided to geld him? anyways im glad hes doing okay. (:
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post #12 of 14 Old 09-15-2008, 04:29 PM
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Congrats!!! Hes such a great horse, you're really going to have fun with him now! I agree with Sara about it being 30 days before all the sperm die, and even longer before he realizes he isn't a stallion any more, lol. I would leave him in his pen for a couple months and let the testosterone die out and then put a gelding next to him and let him get used to not being a man with another horse. Then put him in with the gelding and see how he acts. If he still wants to munch on the geldings, wait a while longer and try again. He seems very well mannered so I doubt your going to have too much trouble. Although since he has covered a mare, he will probably boss the other geldings away from the mares and keep them separated. My friend's horses were like that.
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post #13 of 14 Old 09-15-2008, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Gingerrrrr
hes so cute. how come you decided to geld him? anyways im glad hes doing okay. (:
1) no breeding market - esp. in Fairbanks, AK
2)huge lesson/leasing market - more suitable for geldings
3) ability to be shown by anyone - his training is there - just not allowed to be ridden by under 18s as a stud
4) he has to live alone otherwise he beats the tar out of the geldings - as a gelding, he can live in a herd, as a horse should
5)not wanting to HAVE to ride every single day in order to make sure he is always on his best manners
6)I have a beautiful colt out of him, and our mare is in foal to him again.
8) It gets exhausting always having to ride defensively - watching other riders and their horses, and making sure you, as a stallion owner, keep yourself out of trouble.

anyhoo...I am excited to be a gelding owner now :) Stallions are a lot of work, and I have found, I would rather just breed our mare AI to make the horses I want in the future. :)
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post #14 of 14 Old 09-16-2008, 02:21 PM
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Congrats on the successful recovery of that boy. I have to say even tho my boy was only 8 months old when I had him gelded, I was quite relieved once it was done.
Nothing better than allowing those poor boys be normal horses and live a regular life out to pasture with other buddies. I always find it difficult when those studs spend their life out in a paddock.

You'll have to post some new photos of your boy when he starts off with the rest of the herd :)

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