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post #1 of 72 Old 05-09-2011, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Should I geld him?

We have a 4yr old flaxen sorrel (w/like a roaning color at left flank) stallion and just out of curriousity wonder whether to have him gelded. We're hoping to get him to the trainers real fast(money issue), but we have a good trainer that might get him going. He's a very sweet boy, is pastured with his 6yr old gelding brother w/o much problems. Has been in with mares and he's real good about it. We are able to handle him very well and he's a very fast learner. First day we had a saddle on him he never bucked, kicked, or reared. A little stiff walking with it, but no problems what so ever. We've explained him to a proffesional trainer they wanted to take him into their program. They already knew he was a stud and that we wanted to try him out to see if he'd make the cut as a good sire. We've raised stallions, but I'd like an opinion. He's the son of Fairplay Story and out of Kinda Foxy Lady. What are your thoughts?
NOTE: he does need trimmed and the farrier is coming out soon.
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Not screams 'keep me a stallion' at all.

Of course geld him.
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At the very least you need to post proper conformation pictures if you want an opinion.

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Geld him it's the kindest thing to do if you don't plan on breeding him etc etc....

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I wouldn't think twice about gelding him. He looks sweet, but sweet isn't enough to keep him a stallion.

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Not screams 'keep me a stallion' at all.

Of course geld him.
What exactually do you mean by that?
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WE would like to breed him, but we'd also would like to see how he shows first. He was shown in a mare and foal class and won having him and another AQHA stud colt there too even though that doesn't mean much. We've had many compliments about him. I do have concideration of gelding him, but it has never hurt anyone to wait and see what he looks like in the show pen. He's an excellent mover.
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If you are set on wanting to breed him, why are you asking if you should geld him?
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If he was mine, I would geld him.

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Has been in with mares and he's real good about it.
Are you sure he doesn't already have some foals?
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