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    04-03-2012, 08:02 PM
Is he a Gelding? Pictures

I know I've seen a few posts on this before, but I have pictures and would like an opinion. I am having the vet out to check when we do Coggins in the next week.

I have a coming 2 year old Arab/QH cross I bought as a yearling last summer. I was told he was gelded. All his paperwork said gelding on it, including his coggins and health certificate and his registration papers.

Now the people I board with are telling me he's dropping and I went to look and found some loose skin that looked an awfully lot like testicales that were beginning to desend (at least to me, I'm not overly familiar with uncut male horses.)

Anyways, it bears looking into. He is NOT acting studly, NOT trying to mount mares. Merely displaying the length of his male anatomy.

So, for those more familiar then me.. what do you think? These are the two bests pictures I have.

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    04-03-2012, 08:10 PM
What's it feel like? When was he gelded?
    04-03-2012, 08:13 PM
To me it didn't feel like there was anything in there, it felt.. for lack of a better term, squishy. But I expect to feel almost a ball, right? I'm not sure when he was gelded, i'd say Janurary/feb 2011. I need to get in touch with the breeder but I am going to wait until the vet gives me their opinion.
    04-03-2012, 08:14 PM
That looks like my coming 2 year old almost. My guy's are a little bigger and one is smaller than the other. Sure looks like testicles to me, but what does it feel like? Will he let you touch there?
    04-03-2012, 08:21 PM
If they are squishy then I would say no, however he might "suck" them up when you go to grope him.

If he has gained some weight since you bought him, then it may be fat...but he doesn't seem to have a whole lot on his sheath....
    04-03-2012, 10:08 PM
I have geldings and one was gelded at 7 months he never looked like that after being gelded. Looks like he's not gelded from the photos.
    04-04-2012, 01:36 AM
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Honestly he looks suspicious enough to have a vet out. He does not look gelded to me. Most horses who have been gelded young don't have hangy scrotum skin.
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    04-04-2012, 02:16 AM
Looks like he just has the bag the balls came in. To put your mind at ease, have a vet check. He probably needs his teeth checked anyways & certainly checked for wolf teeth.
    04-04-2012, 02:23 AM
My guy was gelded at just over two-years-old (I think he was 26 months?) and even he doesn't have, as cakemom so aptly put it, "hangy scrotum skin." He also didn't act studdy or try to mount mares. Heck, I don't even think he knew what a mare was. Lol
    04-04-2012, 02:25 AM
Not all skin elasticity is the same on all horses. Just like.... oh never mind. Call the vet.

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