Gelding - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 11-06-2009, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
Lis
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: I live in rainy England
Posts: 879
• Horses: 0
Gelding

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.

Eagles may soar but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
Lis is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 11-06-2009, 06:57 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Wales
Posts: 26
• Horses: 0
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.

I was born to love horses!!
Tink01 is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 11-06-2009, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
Lis
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: I live in rainy England
Posts: 879
• Horses: 0
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.

Eagles may soar but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
Lis is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 11-06-2009, 07:07 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gallant, Alabama
Posts: 2,458
• Horses: 7
I paid ninety dollars to have my boy gelded.

Horseshoe Loop Farm: Home of Gypsie (1994 TWH mare), Dakota (2006 TWH gelding), Jo (2012 TWH filly) & Minnie (1992 Paint mare)
Britt is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 11-06-2009, 07:08 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 667
• Horses: 0
Keep in mind if you geld late in life they may have some issues, like still acting like stallions or behavioural probelms.
paintsrule is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 11-06-2009, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
Lis
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: I live in rainy England
Posts: 879
• Horses: 0
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.

Eagles may soar but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
Lis is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 11-07-2009, 12:36 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: yorkshire england
Posts: 633
• Horses: 0
I last week gave230pounds for a 3yr old gelded
jimmy is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 11-07-2009, 01:23 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Middle-of-Nowhere, Illinois
Posts: 2,221
• Horses: 1
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.

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is ultimately to be at peace with himself.
What a man can be, he must be.
" Abraham Maslow, 1968
Jessabel is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 11-07-2009, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
Lis
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: I live in rainy England
Posts: 879
• Horses: 0
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.

Eagles may soar but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
Lis is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 11-07-2009, 03:05 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: I don't know
Posts: 1,158
• Horses: 1
Well I would check out the vets prices first.

Tasia

Live to ride. Ride to live.
Tasia is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
16.2hh TB Gelding horseluver50 Horse Riding Critique 139 11-07-2009 04:01 PM
My Gelding creeky-bil Horse Pictures 14 11-02-2009 06:20 PM
What should I do with my gelding? CloudsMystique Horse Training 11 10-09-2009 12:59 AM
Gelding im looking at... NicoleS11 Horse Riding Critique 2 12-29-2008 06:01 PM
gelding VS gelding? aappyfan1 Horse Training 5 09-10-2008 12:57 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome