Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Central Oregon, USA
I have been pressing them to geld the 9 year old for 3 years now. They had a vet out when he was 2 but he could not be caught so they gave up and haven't touched him since. Breaks my heart. If he comes here that likely will be a requirement, though.
As much as I love the old stud, who is housed with geldings and is the kindest thing on 4 legs, I don't feel it's fair to move him at his age. He has been in 1 place since he was 3! They are also putting down the last broodmar since she is losing weight rapidly.
I am glad to hear echos of what has crossed my own mind. I am by no means new to horses, just new to intact males and I know it is a whole 'nother ball game. We have tons of trail riders go right by the propety every day and I would feel horrible if anything happened due to inadequate facilities.
Thank you both for confirming my thoughts. My DH is not a horse person so doesn't understand my hesitation at taking ALL the horses, lol.