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post #1 of 15 Old 08-19-2008, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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how do you tell...

How do you tell the difference between a stallion and gelding? I know what the difference is lol but I was just wondering how you can tell by looking. I know a horse who I think is a gelding but seeing how he acts around my mare... I have my suspicions as to whether he really is. Can anyone tell me? I know the answer might be slightly graphic but I honestly need to know - pm me if you like.[/i]

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post #2 of 15 Old 08-19-2008, 02:58 AM
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A stallion just like any unaltered male is intact. A gelding has been altered by having his testicles removed. Stallions are gelded after there testicles drop. This can happen any time between birth and a year. There is a visible difference if you look. If nothing is hanging back there then he is gelded.

Some gelding just like the females. Many people will assume that a gelding that is excited around mares is " proud cut" But this is rare.

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post #3 of 15 Old 08-19-2008, 03:40 AM
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Occasionally, the horse could be "proud cut" where they were gelded, but 'something' was missed, or one wasn't removed.

We have one who I watched when he was gelded, but they must have missed something, because he thinks he is a stud. He talks to the mares, has tried to breed one who kicked his young wannabe butt back to the barn in no uncertain terms, and is just obnoxious when it comes to being around a mare.
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post #4 of 15 Old 08-19-2008, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
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ok - i'll have to have a look at this guy. I am rather worried because he keeps nickering to my mare and grooming her face and neck. Then (they are in adjoining yards by the way) he tried to mount her over the fence I shooed him off by swinging a halter & lead rope or one or both could have gotten hury by the fence.

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I had a proud cut morgan when I was very very much younger-not a good thing at all
Is he blowing his nostrils out? (flaring them so you see the color inside? When he sees your mare?Buck used to do that and flip his tail over his back.

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post #6 of 15 Old 08-19-2008, 11:32 AM
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Basically, glance underneath. If there aren't two huge dangly things, he's gelded xD

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post #7 of 15 Old 08-19-2008, 12:08 PM
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The stallion will have a big balloon ball like their air in it and the gelding will have like a flat empty balloon, you know like when you blow a balloon up and then a couple of day it stat to go down like a flat empty balloon. Hope I help
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I've seen a gelding try to mount a mare from the other side of a fence before and he was not proud cut. (ha ha, it was my Cobbers >.< ) So like everyone else has said if he hasn't got his dangley bits than he's a gelding. Some geldings are just a bit more studdish than others.

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stallions will also sometimes have a ridge at the top of there neck before the mane, like an extra inch or two of thickness there (if you can't see the doo-dads from where you are standing.) there is also a thing called cryptorchid where the testicle or testicles don't drop or one sucks itself up and they don't get everything. And then you have proud cut... and then... you just have jerks! And then...

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post #10 of 15 Old 08-19-2008, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for your help guys - I haven't had a close look yet. Mainly because there have always been people around and I might get a few dirty looks if they see me looking too closely at this area lol Makes sense what everyone has been saying because I know how to tell the difference between castrated sheep, goats & cows etc and those that are entire. I was pretty sure stallions would be the same.

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