Originally Posted by joec
Angelina1 who posts here had her stallion gelded at I think, 7or9yrs...and she says he is still wonderful...and I believe he was quiet before.
Thanks joec - Yes I did have my wonderful boy gelded at 7 years old - it was a hard decision as I showed him as a stallion and he was a gentleman at all times and very quiet whilst handling etc. BUT I had no desire to breed (another than the 1 filly) and I could easily show him as a gelding - Once I made the decision and the deed was done, I have never regretted it - he is alot happier (even has a friend now) - he still has stallion tendencies, like pooing in the one spot, etc.. (he is 10years old now) but he is alot more mellow - no longer pacing the fence line in spring, no longer calling out for the mares, no longer do I have to lock him up in a smaller yard in breeding season. I can now take him to clinics, trail riding etc without other riders worried out him being a stallion near thier mares or geldings or thier children. The only down side I have found in gelding him is his weight, he has become a couch potato
and instead of worrying about him being a stallion I now worry about his weight!!!!!!
OP - go for it - if you do not intend to breed with your boy, geld him, you both will be happier for it - there is also alot of positives in gelding your boy for longevity and health.
I have included 2 photos - the first is my boy when he was a stallion and the second is him just recently after a ride (and before his bath) now a happy gelding for the last 3 years.. we are doing so much more as a team now that he is a gelding..