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post #11 of 14 Old 06-12-2012, 08:53 AM
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Well you don't want him to act studdish. I think they grow slower not gelding them. Because then theyre body is focusing on producing testosterone and sperm. I've always gelded my colts between 8-12 months depending on whether both testies drop. Never had issues with stunting!
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post #12 of 14 Old 06-12-2012, 09:06 AM
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Not yet, he hasnt acted studdish at all yet and my vet holds a discount program every December. ($50 instead of $250) I was also told gelding too early can stunt growth... Opinions? :)
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The opposite is true. Gelding encourages growth, not stunts it.

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post #13 of 14 Old 06-13-2012, 02:27 PM
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Not yet, he hasnt acted studdish at all yet and my vet holds a discount program every December. ($50 instead of $250) I was also told gelding too early can stunt growth... Opinions? :)
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No gelding early does not stunt growth ...its actually quite the opposite....your horse would likely get bigger and taller if you gelded earlier.

Its always a good idea to geld BEFORE them become studdy....rather than wait till it happens.

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post #14 of 14 Old 06-13-2012, 09:03 PM
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Actually...there's very little height difference between gelding young and gelding when he's older. It's marginal. Cute guy, I love that pic of him with his head turned with that "WHAAAT? I didn't do anything you can prove."
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