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post #1 of 9 Old 02-17-2011, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Two lil rescues!

We got these lil yearlings from a lady down the road, she said she couldn't take care of em. The male is a year old is he old enough to geld? i don't want him mounting my appaloosa should i keep them separated or will they be ok for now?

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post #2 of 9 Old 02-17-2011, 12:38 PM
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Aw, what little cuties! My, that bay is bright! He is definitely old enough to geld, I'd do it asap, before the flies get bad this summer. It's very possible he could mount and breed a mare as a yearling, it's possible he won't but why take the chance? Do they have names yet?
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post #3 of 9 Old 02-17-2011, 01:11 PM
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At a year it's usually plenty old enough to geld. It all depends on whether or not his testicles dropped, but at that age they usually have. As for mounting? to be safe you could, but it depends on the horse. Is he showing any signs that he's interested in the mare/filly? is he already mounting or acting studly?

I would get a vet out and geld him asap, and separate them if you have the facility to do so.
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post #4 of 9 Old 02-17-2011, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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no names i was hoping yall could drop some fresh ideas, i havent seen if hes showing any intrest hes in a stable for now just getting him used to the property, he came from a 1/2acre lot to my 50acre.
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post #5 of 9 Old 02-18-2011, 01:17 AM
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I wouldn't worry about separating them, but would however still get a vet out as soon as you can to geld him.
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post #6 of 9 Old 02-19-2011, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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cool thanks for the tips guys
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post #7 of 9 Old 02-19-2011, 06:39 PM
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very cute!
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post #8 of 9 Old 02-19-2011, 07:29 PM
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Adorable!

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post #9 of 9 Old 02-20-2011, 11:45 PM
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what about romance, juno, Jipper, luscious, Wonka, rambler or seeker

just a small town girl with a big town dream :]
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