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post #1 of 6 Old 08-05-2009, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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my colts 'bits' keeping dropping then disappearing

ok, i have a 3 year old qh colt. when i got him he was severly malnourished and small for his age. he looked like a skinny, weanling tb at first. but 7 months later with good food, supplements etc he has grown a lot and is finally looking like a qh :)

when i first got him there was a little bump where his boy bits should be but nothing hanging yet. after a couple of months when he started feeling better they dropped down further and he started to look more like a colt down there. then next time i look, theyre gone. then they are there and then they are gone again hes showing all forms of colt like behaviour so thats all ormal but his 'beans' just arent staying down lol

is this ok? ive never encountered this before so im just not sure

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-06-2009, 04:36 PM
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if he was going to drop, he should have by now. he may be a ridgling. we have one of those hes a big sexy stud, and does all the studdy things, we even recent found out he fathered a foal, but he only has one testicle, the other never dropped. some never drop either, and some only drop one.
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post #3 of 6 Old 08-06-2009, 10:57 PM
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It is somewhat normal for a stallion with normally descended testicles to be able to "suck 'em up". In times of stress, physical exertion, nervousness, shyness, temperature change, and etc, an intact male horse can and sometimes does pull his testicles in close to his body so that they are not totally visible and only palpable with some effort. If you have seen them both down in the scrotum recently, then chances are that they have normally descended-- he might just have good cremaster muscle control.

A vet check by a vet experienced with developing colts/stallions wouldn't hurt and might set your mind at ease-- or, if the vet DOES find a reason for concern, he/she could give you a timetable for treatment options/decisions depending on if you were planning on gelding or leaving the colt intact.

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post #4 of 6 Old 08-07-2009, 08:01 AM
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yeah when I got my "suppose" to be gelding, he too was malnourished and under weight and after he put on a good amount of weight,well he is a stallion, people thought I was crazy...(and he is 25 yr.old horse) even the vet intil they saw it for themself.So I believe that they can hide their manhood,lol.

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-08-2009, 02:54 PM
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You're just coming out of your winter over there - correct?

"Boy" parts tuck up comfy cozy warm when its cold outside and you'd swear they were a gelding at times, and when its really hot out, everything hangs down and EVERYONE can see them!

Absolutely the boys will tuck them up and let them down depending on external temperatures and owing to the fact he didnt have a great start on life, maybe that delayed their development a bit as well ...
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-08-2009, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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thanks everyone

i figured that his slow start to life left him a little 'developmentally challenged' :)

i suppose it does make sense about the weather. the same thing happens to males i guess...thats why they dont go swimming if its cold and they have someone to impress hehehehehe

thanks for all the replies. i think ill wait until it warms up a little more before i send in the search party to retrieve them

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