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  • Horse gelded late behavioral issues
  • Stallions gelded late in life

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    11-06-2009, 07:44 PM

Decided it came under horse health in the end.

I'm watching a Stallion who's up for sale and doesn't seem to be selling. Apart from the fact he's a Stallion he sounds fantastic but I'm getting my first own horse so I don't want to struggle with Stallion hormones. Now he's only 700 which leaves me 650 of my buying budget so I'm toying with the idea if he's still up for sale when I'm buying of getting him then gelding him so I was wondering if anyone could give my a rough idea of how much it costs to geld. He's an 8yr 14.1hh Welsh D if that helps.
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    11-06-2009, 07:57 PM
I know that my friend paid almost 200 but he was still only a colt. Some stallions can keep the stallion behaviour even after being gelded. Bobby was fairly late though he was gelded at 3 and he seems fine except he likes to throw his head now and again as a stress release, just like some stallions. If I was you I would ask your vet for advice.
    11-06-2009, 08:02 PM
He's a such a good looking horse, apparently very laid back but you never know til you see in the flesh . I know some Stallions are very good, where I rode they had the most gorgeous Fell Stallion who was very good and they rode him out but they had to have a grill on his stable otherwise he'd have jumped out to see the mares! It's also the issues with boarding a Stallion.
    11-06-2009, 08:07 PM
I paid ninety dollars to have my boy gelded.
    11-06-2009, 08:08 PM
Keep in mind if you geld late in life they may have some issues, like still acting like stallions or behavioural probelms.
    11-06-2009, 08:43 PM
I am which is why I'm still toying with the idea since I can get a brillant gelding for the same price and not worry about those problems.
    11-07-2009, 01:36 PM
I last week gave230pounds for a 3yr old gelded
    11-07-2009, 02:23 PM
Has he been bred before? That could make a difference. It depends mostly on the individual. Once you give them time to get the hormones out of their systems, some horses do very well. Others will still show a lot of stallion behavior, and that wouldn't be good.
    11-07-2009, 02:28 PM
Not sure but it's not only him, there's a couple of other stallions that sound like a horse I could manage and they're younger so I'm debating it.
    11-07-2009, 04:05 PM
Well I would check out the vets prices first.


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