Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Range, WI
New Pony... Gelding Dilemma
Barring unforseen circumstances, I will be purchasing a pair of Shetland Ponies. They are by the same sire and are both yearlings. One is a filly and the other is a stud colt.
I will be having the colt gelded. Here is my dilemma: the ponies will need to be put on a pen together to be kept separate from the big horses until they get to know one another. My options are:
1) See if the seller is ok with me having him gelded there before we move him. How long would we need to wait to trailer him home (3.5 hour trip) after the procedure?
2) Trailer them both and have the vet there to geld him the same day. Would this be too stressful for him?
3) Trailer the colt first, get him gelded, and then bring the filly later on. How long to wait? (This is my least favorite option because of the extra cost).
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