Originally Posted by Chiilaa
Studies have found that the influx of testosterone when an animal reaches puberty is a trigger for growth plates to start closing. By removing that trigger at least, it allows the horse to continue growing. It may only be a few centimeters, but it's still different lol.
Oh I don't doubt that they grow taller, it's just that preventing the growth plates from closing by gelding before they do seems a little sketchy. But, like I said, so many horses are gelded like this, and I haven't seen any problems before, so it must be fine. :) Just a silly thought.