So I just got back from the vets and it was super fun, I learned a lot and was pleasantly surprised by the over all lack of gore in the castration! We brought him to the vet's stall, had him knocked out in nothing flat and proceeded to snip away. The vet says that the hernia (3/4 fingers in width) will have to be surgically fixed in the months following this little guy's gelding recovery. Since they require different healing procedures he didn't want to strain the colt that way.
For anyone wondering, he did not take part in the superstition. He followed more of a route similar to horselovinguy's example. It was buried in the poop.. probably to keep the barn cats out of it.
KatieQ, it might have been due to the surrounding thunder but I didn't hear a crunch? I did really feel for the colt when they completely snipped off though. It was the last snip before the powder was applied and we moved onto the mare.
Incitatus, were you given a reason for the testis being put over the door?
As for the floating, the vet wouldn't let me really mess with the mare after she was drugged up and he had the specter thing in her mouth. He just wanted to get it done.. no worries though, my neighbor is extremely knowledgeable herself and was able to explain what was happening and why! Maybe next time. :)