When Should My Colt be Gelded?

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When Should My Colt be Gelded?

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    09-10-2011, 10:40 AM
When Should My Colt be Gelded?

My colt is being weaned right now (he's a little over 3 months old). He will be back in with his mom in 2-3 weeks and I need to know when to get him gelded (I don't want mommy to get pregnant again so I don't want to wait too long.) How long can I wait? Thanks!
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    09-10-2011, 12:09 PM
If both testicles have dropped, you could probably have him done by the time he's 6 months. At that age, he isn't old enough to breed yet but most normal horses would have dropped both by then.
    09-10-2011, 11:46 PM
Originally Posted by smrobs    
If both testicles have dropped, you could probably have him done by the time he's 6 months. At that age, he isn't old enough to breed yet but most normal horses would have dropped both by then.
I agree. Wait till they are decended and have him cut and wait a little bit to put them together again.
    09-12-2011, 04:31 PM
When is he old enough to breed?
    09-12-2011, 07:45 PM
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Although most horses don't become sexually mature until around 18 months, there are cases of stallions breeding as young as a year. Combined with additional changes in development and attitude when kept intact, it's best to have them gelded as soon as possible with 6 months typically being the youngest a horse is gelded.
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