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post #1 of 12 Old 11-04-2009, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, im new here and was just wondering about this thing that happens with Geildings Bellies; ive only heard it in geildings and heard alot of crazy stuff about it. When they canter or trot there bellies make a sort of 'groan' sound, its quite common and just want to know whats true (;

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post #2 of 12 Old 11-04-2009, 11:51 PM
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I've been told that it's retained water...but I don't know if that's true. It wasn't from a very reliable source. I'm curious to see what others say.
I've also heard it in stallions too.

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post #3 of 12 Old 11-05-2009, 12:02 AM
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I know exactly what your talking about. I don't know if it's strictly only in geldings, because I haven't spent much time with stallions, plus, not every gelding I've ridden made the noise. It does have a retained water sound, your stomach can make a similar noise. I was told it was air up in his sheath.

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post #4 of 12 Old 11-05-2009, 01:44 AM
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For future reference its spelled "gelding".

Ifs its sort of a ch-ch-ch-ch (in time with trot) but more sort of grunty i've also heard its air up the sheath.
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post #5 of 12 Old 11-05-2009, 04:07 AM
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I know the name of it, I've just forgotten it.
Its like Ballen or Gallen?
Sorry I'm just trying to remember what its called.
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post #6 of 12 Old 11-05-2009, 04:59 AM
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I'm pretty sure it's called gelding grunt and has something to do with air in their sheath's.... not positive though.
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post #7 of 12 Old 11-05-2009, 08:25 AM
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It's the sheath... I've heard studs do it too

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post #8 of 12 Old 11-05-2009, 08:31 AM
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Interesting! I've heard that sound for years and never associated it with geldings and their sheaths. Amazing what you can learn on the forum.

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post #9 of 12 Old 11-05-2009, 11:29 PM
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my old stallions did that and the geldings too...

Last ive heard they make that noise when its time to clean the sheath,, im not sure lol.
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post #10 of 12 Old 11-06-2009, 02:55 PM
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If you mean that "oink oink oink" noise, it's a dirty sheath. I had to clean my horse's out and it stopped that annoying noise

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