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    08-02-2013, 04:31 PM
Green Broke
What age? About 3 months prior to expected.
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    08-02-2013, 07:19 PM
Oh gawd. This is like me 2nd worst nightmare. The first one is ME being pregnant.
Its not a barn facility really. Its just me and 2 other boarders, the other 2 being retirees. And also geldings.
But I agree, it is irresponsible of her to a. Not inform herself of when these things should be done. And b. Not in form her boarders that this is a possibility!

I am so done with this woman. I am trying to find a different place. This was great only because it is nearly impossible to find somewhere with 24/7 pasture board.
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    08-02-2013, 07:46 PM
From what I have been led to understand, once a nut has dropped its possible. Better safe than sorry
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    08-02-2013, 08:20 PM
Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
The earliest test for pregnancy is about 12 weeks I believe, but I'd have the shot given just in case before then. You want it nipped in the bud NOW, not before you're forced to have your mare give birth to a foal you didn't want.
The vet can do an ultrasound and check for pregnancy at 12-16 DAYS not weeks.

To answer OP's question, yes a yearling colt can breed and settle a mare.
    08-02-2013, 08:32 PM
Green Broke
You could very well have a horse baby. Be prepared to hear this from the Vet. Move your mare, and have her preg checked. That colt, even after both testicles are removed , still can impregnate a mare , I believe it is 60 or so days. I forget the exact time, so ask your Vet when you have your mare checked.
    08-02-2013, 08:54 PM
Am I the only one who is baffled as to why the vet who partially gelded this colt never mentioned to the owner or anyone else that there is a very real possibility he could impregnate the mares he's being turned out with?
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    08-02-2013, 09:42 PM
Not to mention--the vet's going to wait for the other one to drop? What if this colt is a cryptorchid and NEVER drops?
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    08-02-2013, 10:14 PM
Originally Posted by Sweeney Road    
Not to mention--the vet's going to wait for the other one to drop? What if this colt is a cryptorchid and NEVER drops?
I don't trust it, but 2 vets claimed undescended=sterile. Too hot.

I still won't put my little crypto shetland w his mom til I get him that surgery, but that was the vets statement. ;)
    08-02-2013, 10:33 PM
A yearling stud could easily get a mare pregnant, especially if he is dropped and mounting mares [and geldings]. I know a person who has a stud colt out with his dam, and he mounts her and the gelding he is with. I have no doubt that he'll get his dam pregnant after a while if nothing changes. But some people don't even think of this as a problem. (Because he is with his dam they don't think he'd try, but have seen him do it.) I am so glad to have a filly, because frankly I think the whole gelding situation can kind of be a pain in the butt. Certainly something that needs to be done, though, but I think some people just delay it because of the old wives tales that somehow, leaving them with their bits is better. (They can't get mares pregnant at that age, they'll grow bigger, etc.) My gelding was gelded as a long yearling, and he even acts like a stud. No mounting mares or the like, but just his demeanor is different than the average gelding.
    08-02-2013, 10:45 PM
Originally Posted by codysmom123    
The vet can do an ultrasound and check for pregnancy at 12-16 DAYS not weeks.
That's nice. I've only ever had geldings, so have no reason to know exactly WHEN a vet could test for pregnancy.

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