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post #11 of 17 Old 12-12-2007, 01:11 AM
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I was told by a person that kept my horse for two weeks that if you geld them latter than a year old that they can get stallion traits. I am covinced from exsperince I had a 6 year old gelding and he was gelded at 2 years old and he acted up like stallion. my boarder said that he had built up stallion hormones before he was gelded and that it had caused a lot of his attitude. Being gelded late was not all of his problems but it did not help one bit I would probably still have him he was gelded earlier. I sadly had to sell him after 3 years :( . I miss dearly but in the end it all comes down to what is best for the horse not me.
There is also a chance that he was proud cut.
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post #12 of 17 Old 12-13-2007, 05:04 AM
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A horse can be gelded as soon as he is fully dropped. This could be as early as a week or as late as a year or two. If a horse isn't dropped by his second year, he is known as a cryporchid and the surgery is more difficult. (but still should be done.)

It is my understanding that the sooner you geld your horse, the more height potential he has. (subject to genetics) the later you geld your horse, the more "muscular" they can be, due to testosterone, but they will/may be shorter in height due to the growth going to the muscles.
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post #13 of 17 Old 12-13-2007, 07:15 AM
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We do our colts around 7 or 8 months, usually.
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post #14 of 17 Old 12-13-2007, 02:47 PM
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Hey, Just wanted to throw this out there. I know a horse that wasn't gelded until he was almost two years old and he still acts like a stallion. He herds mares and mounts them, he fights geldings, and all of that fun stuff. I don't know exactly when you should geld, but I do know with this guy it should have been done a lot earlier :o I guess I always hear whenever they drop and between 6 to 12 months.
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post #15 of 17 Old 12-13-2007, 05:21 PM
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I had my horses gelded when he was 1 1/2..it wasnt bad at all the vet told us that it was the perfect time to do it because they were there to be cut and it was december when we got it done so there was less chance of him getin aggravated by fly's or anyother kind of bugs :)
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post #16 of 17 Old 12-17-2007, 02:42 PM
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ASAP! As soon as those little suckers drop, lol. If you geld earlier, the colt will actually grow a bit taller (growth hormones going to bone instead of muscle and testosterone) and you avoid the colt picking up on any of those "boy" behaviors early.

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post #17 of 17 Old 12-17-2007, 05:02 PM
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I think when ther 2 becuase you want them to get enough muscle tone!
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