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post #1 of 7 Old 04-07-2010, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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I am NOT smart, so can I use your brains? Lol

Hello everyone. Ok..... Here we go.....

My mom just out of the blue wants to get me a new horse!!! He's a real pretty bay boy, he's 7, a TB - never raced, and is very sweet. The only thing is he's a stallion. He jumps really well, and has awsome movement. I really would like him, but wont want to breed. Can I geld him, or is he too old now?

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-07-2010, 01:41 PM
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It really all depends on how he is, if he has ever been bred before, temperament, ect. I know of a horse that was gelded at 10 years old, and he was great as a gelding, and I know another horse who was gelded at 6 and was still very much stud-like.

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post #3 of 7 Old 04-07-2010, 02:20 PM
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He's not too old to geld, and it's better not to own a stallion.

Even as calm and kind as some of them are, they're intact males whose instincts are to breed.

I knew a stallion who was gelded at 18 y/o. He was fine afterwards.
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post #4 of 7 Old 04-07-2010, 02:28 PM
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Also if you don't geld him you can't show him. You have to be 18 to show a stallion incase he injures someone.

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post #5 of 7 Old 04-07-2010, 02:28 PM
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my horse was gelded at age 9, he's still very stud like but, he can't breed.
I would deffinitly recommend to get him gelded, its much easier owning a gelding, ie..most barns wont let stallions board there, most smaller shows don't allow stallions with a rider under 18, stallions will try to breed any mare they see, they fight with geldings...stuff like that
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post #6 of 7 Old 04-07-2010, 05:06 PM
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his age is no problem to been gelded,you may have to search for a vet as some might think he is too old to be cut
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post #7 of 7 Old 04-07-2010, 05:13 PM
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The procedure for gelding older stallions is a bit more involved as there are frequently bleeding issues for the older ones. A better veterinarian should and would be willing and capable.

Congrats on your new boy!!
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