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    08-15-2013, 09:29 AM
Sammy's training is coming along nicely, he really likes learning new things.

I really thought about sitting on him last night. If I had a few more sips of beer and someone to hold his head, and my helmet which was way over at the barn. Maybe tonight. He stands nice and quiet while I fuss and bang stirrups and lean over him on both sides.

Tomorrow is D-Day. Castration time!
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    08-16-2013, 09:19 PM
What a pretty day. Here is Sammy, who has no idea what's going to happen to him. Waiting for breakfast.

Chilling in his stall, wondering why he's not back outside.

Oh and here we go. Vet gave him some good drugs and he goes DOWN.

I did not take any pictures of his castration in progress. His testicles were HUGE.

Wolf teeth extraction. He also got his sheath cleaned while he was out.

And waiting to wake up.

Stall rest for the day, he can go back out tomorrow. He was not thrilled, though he has a great view of a pregnant mare in the next paddock and her foal. He's fascinated and stands there at the window staring.

    08-16-2013, 09:53 PM
Aw, I just found this thread.

He's absolutely stunning and it sounds like you're making great progress with him.

LOL, his coloring trips me out! Seems strange to me that he's got mottled dark skin on his neck and shoulders but the only actual colored hair is down between his legs.

LOVE the coloring on his ears, though. Is he a bay base?

"The aliens, they be abductin' me again!"
    08-16-2013, 09:59 PM
Thank you! I am really happy with how far he's come in the 30 days I've had him. Hopefully once the testosterone is out of his system he'll be even easier to work with. :)

I can't tell if he's black or bay based to be honest, the sun faded out all the color to that lovely sun-faded brown shade, but his spots are black. His papers say bay based.
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    08-17-2013, 10:02 PM
Sammy is taking his castration very well.

I don't think he's realized he is missing anything yet.
    08-21-2013, 03:26 PM
Originally Posted by Drifting    
Sammy is taking his castration very well.

I don't think he's realized he is missing anything yet.
I'm thinkin he's delighted to have lost a bit of weight haha! I would think he lost "two stone"
    08-21-2013, 03:32 PM
Originally Posted by Maple    
I'm thinkin he's delighted to have lost a bit of weight haha! I would think he lost "two stone"

Haha, his delight lasted all of 2 days. By day 3 he was swelling slightly and sore in the back end. His incisions started to close up early so we're keeping an eye on it, and put him on antibiotics (under the vets advice. It was looking ..interesting.) The Vet also recommended forcing him to work beyond just a few walks a day, so now we're hand trotting/free lunging him a little bit to keep him moving more.

Fun fun fun! I'll be happy when he's all healed up. I'm sure he will be too.

He's not biting as much as normal and seems to be quieter, though I think its more because he feels ouchy and not for lack of testosterone just yet.
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    08-21-2013, 11:26 PM
I live for updates on your guys!
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    08-22-2013, 09:05 PM
An update just for you texasgal

Sammy doesn't get to just sit around while he's healing! The swelling has gone down and it's back to work.

Put a bit in his mouth for the first time. He's a very mouthy horse anyways and took it pretty well, though he wouldn't stop chewing on.

The headstall I have does not fit! I had it pulled up on the very last holes and it still was a little looser than I wanted. I might have to buy a cobb/arabian one but I'll try my others first.

So after some work on the lunge line we drew straws to see who would sit on him. Since both my friend and I are a little on the heavier side, the lighter, older, more terrified friend was Volunteered.

She was terrified.

Sammy was too busy trying to chew on his bit, or my friends arm to really be concerned about it. He just kind of looked back there and was like "What are you doing?"

Anyways, video (With music. Bad music.)

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    08-22-2013, 09:58 PM
I never had a Vet okay a recently gelded horse for riding. Hand walk a few times day , but not ride.

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