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post #71 of 98 Old 03-13-2013, 05:46 PM
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i wish some men were as easy to geld as a horse. :p
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Actually I am great to live with, I have a great marriage and I make my own decisions, based on what's best for the family as a whole. If I had to make a list of reasons to convince my 'horse savvy' boyfriend why we shouldn't buy a stallion.....or should buy a stallion and then not geld it......then that means 'I AM NOT BEING HEARD, NOR AM I BEING TAKEN SERIOUSLY'........

Your boyfriend ' feels sorry' for anything that's neutered/gelded......that's called anthropomorphism, not something you EVER want to apply to a stallion.
You'd probably kick him in the head if he didn't listen.
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He's actually very horse-smart. He just doesn't think chopping off a horses nuts is fair when he didn't do anything wrong. It's not the horse's fault that he had bad breeding or faulty trainers. I see what he means, but fair or not, its something that needs to be done.
Odds are you, your boyfriend, and the horse will be far happier if his family jewels are gone. Regardless of your boyfriends "personal" feelings that simply are his relation to having his own jewels and rather not be neutered. When in truth, there is absolutely NO comparison to the two and shouldn't be compared, imo.

My mini colt only dropped one testicle which means (as I told my hubby) the vets will have to "dig/cut" the other one out once we find where the bugger is hiding, that alone sends his knees to pinch and cringe. So I can sympathize your boyfriends ignorant view on the stallions jewels.

Simply not gelding a stallion for remorseful reasons is all the more reason to geld them. If you don't have the facility to own one, you don't need one. There are plenty of studs out there, don't let him keep his jewels, especially if he has no redeeming qualities of a stallion, just because your boyfriend (or you) "feel bad" for gelding him. :P You'll thank yourself later :)

I always heard that "A good stallion will make an even better gelding." My mini colt would be a cute producer (of color) but his sickle hock, overbite, awkward looks, argue "Pretty" over "Functionality" thus he's being gelded .

Although I do sympathize with you. A friend of mine refused to neuter his dog because "I won't do something to my dog that I wouldn't do to my kid." Apples to Oranges

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Jalter, if you're paying for this horse...or if this horse is going to be staying on your property...or if you are going to be "sharing" any part of the ownership, then you can decide to geld and you don't need to convince bf of anything.

If bf is stubborn enough that he simply won't geld out of a misplaced sense of empathy even though it would be for the good of the horse, then I would say that you need to exclude all stallions from where you're looking.

That would be best for the horse.

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Jalter, if you're paying for this horse...or if this horse is going to be staying on your property...or if you are going to be "sharing" any part of the ownership, then you can decide to geld and you don't need to convince bf of anything.

I'm not worried about him stopping me, its my horse I'll do what I want. I just don't want him to think I'm cruel for gelding him :P He understands now though.

If bf is stubborn enough that he simply won't geld out of a misplaced sense of empathy even though it would be for the good of the horse, then I would say that you need to exclude all stallions from where you're looking.

That would be best for the horse.
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Sorry, that last post turned out weird, im on my phone. Its the middle paragraph of the 'quote'
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I wish some men were as easy to geld as a horse. :p
LOL< OH they CAN be......a rusty hoof knife is an amazing tool.....jus' sayin'....

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LOL< OH they CAN be......a rusty hoof knife is an amazing tool.....jus' sayin'....
Bahahaha! From what I know....shhhhhh.....WS just kicks em real hard where it counts.....shhhhhh don't quote me on that
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Honestly, his opinion on the subject shouldn't even matter. Your horse, your choice. If your decision to geld YOUR horse is causing a bunch of drama then you have bigger things to worry about in the long term then whether your boyfriend agrees with your decision.

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Personally..if I was male, I'd rather have no balls and not breed, than balls and still never get to breed. That's like medieval torture, IMO.
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