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  • Would my 13 yr old arab stallion be quieter around other horses if i get him gelded
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    11-07-2012, 05:59 PM
TexasBlaze I have to disagree with you not all stallions have to be kept alone, my stallion in best buddies with a weanling colt we just baught to be friends with him, neither has gotten hurt and they get on like a house on fire. Colts only really try to kill each other if there are mares in touching distance other wise I have one field with a 5 year old stallion 4 year old colt and 5 year old gelding. And then the field with my 10 year old stallion and weanling colt.

He looks like he is despretly trying to kill the foal.

Some random photos of the boys they are all entire in these photos.

The only time we have had any really bad injuries is when two 4 year old fillies broke out from where they where being kept for a short time into the stallions field.
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    11-08-2012, 08:57 AM
Honestly, there are multiple issues that make owning a stallion more complicated than a gelding or mare and NO benefits other than "look at me, I rides a STUD!", unless you are a breeder. I've ridden stallions, both to show and as pleasure horses, and even the most mellow stallion will pick the most inconvient times to remind you he IS a stallion.
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    11-08-2012, 09:17 AM
Originally Posted by rbarlo32    
I think gelding him at 13 wouldn't make much difference in his behaviour as the amount of hormones he will till have.
Like Nikelodeon said it depends on the stallion some are evil brats that you don't want to be in the same field as let alone ride then there are others that are quiter and gentler then most mares or geldings.

I baught I 10 year old shetland stallion in October last year after he recovered from flu I back him in November.

This was the first time he had ever been riden.

The only time I have really riden him he was worked up and took off at a gallop, I was bare back and neadless to say I fell off, then he took himself home very proud of himself.
he is gorgeous! His mane and the little girls hair are so similar - wild! Lol
    11-08-2012, 09:19 AM
If I get him, I'll get him gelded right away --- but will he still LOOK like a stallion? You know how they have those muscular neck's, stout body, etc.... And will he be like an average gelding?? I wouldn't have any mare's around here- just 2 or 3 other geldings.

    11-08-2012, 09:34 AM
Don't know if to late or not. Depends on the horse really as there are some really laid back and in control stallions. But they have their moments. I don't think would be great for family trail rides, not saying that is absolute but there is the worry he may be interested in other horses and other horses reacting to him. You might end up focusing on that instead of trail ride as that is the case usually. Really up to riders preference.
    11-08-2012, 09:39 AM
Thanks for your reply :) love your avatar

Anyway, I ride alone almost every time
    11-08-2012, 09:40 AM
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It does depend a lot on the stallion, the last welsh cob we had was as quiet as any gelding and well behaved around mares at shows etc but I took on an arabian that was older and he was a nightmare, so aggressive and unpredictable that even using him as a stud horse wasnt safe (why I got him). He was castrated at 10 and never had a problem with him, he was turned out with mares afterwards and showed no desire to behave inappropriately with them but he did always have a streak in him and I would never turn my back on him
If you don't intend to breed with the horse then its actually much kinder to have it gelded and allow it to live a normal life around other horses
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    11-08-2012, 09:41 AM
Originally Posted by Horsecrazy4ever    
If I get him, I'll get him gelded right away --- but will he still LOOK like a stallion? You know how they have those muscular neck's, stout body, etc.... And will he be like an average gelding??
He shouldn't lose the 'look' at 13, but honestly, do you really want to risk your family's safety on a horse who MIGHT act like a gelding after the surgery?

Are you really more concerned that he's going to continue to look like a stallion, than whether or not he's still going to continue to act like one?

I'm sorry, but your priorities seem rather skewed.
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    11-08-2012, 09:45 AM
I don't care whether he looks like a stallion or not! I was just wondering because I've heard both stories.
As for acting like a gelding, he acts like one NOW!! I just wasn't sure if that will change ever more after getting gelded...
    11-08-2012, 10:16 AM
Originally Posted by Horsecrazy4ever    
he is gorgeous! His mane and the little girls hair are so similar - wild! Lol
Thank you, that is my little sister, he was an angel, he doesn't like being riden as much since he hurt his eye in june though.

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