Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Should I geld?
Not sure if this is an appropriate topic for the "breeding" area, but I imagine people here would be knowledgeable in this area.
I have two younger stallions, 2 and 3 years old. They came to me about 3 weeks ago in pretty bad shape. Extremely neglected nutritionally as well as healthwise (grooming and parasite control). I wormed all of them and am "shocking" their systems with vitamins and minerals, and they are showing improvement.
My questions is this: I would like to geld both of them, but wonder if it would benefit them to keep them whole for the next year or so until they fully develop. I think due to neglect they won't grow to their full potential, but will gelding them further lessen the chance? I am aware that in a normal situation that would have no effect, and imagine in my situation as well. Just thought I would ask.
I want to wait at least another month until they are healthier so that their bodies are better able to deal with the effects of the procedure, but am wondering if there is any reason to wait longer.
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua