Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Alberta, Canada
He is doing good! Most of the swelling has gone down, right now it's just a slight issue because his sheath got so swollen, it's not shrinking back down to size yet so whenever he pees and then retracts (no paralysis!) there's so much excess that it just flips outward, instead of inwards. If that makes sense. That, I'm sure, will cure with time.
What we're not sure about is whether the frostbite was bad enough that it will allow the tip of the penis to flare out during breeding. That's where stallions are most sensitive (nerves and all) so they're worried that it was deep enough that he won't be able to flare it out, or be able to get excited.
Now, he's prancing at the fence and squealing like a banshee (poor dude, finally out of stall rest!) but he isn't dropping. Just squeals and snorts and then goes back to his food. He was never (quite the opposite, in fact) aggressive breeder, and the mares are only in a transitional heat so it may differ when it's warm and everybody is begging for it... Only time will tell.
I'm straddling the fence of not giving up hope and not having too much hope that he will be breedable. I REALLY want him to breed again, but I've also resigned myself to the fact that he'll be gelded if it's best for him. Thankfully, he isn't a handful so it's no problem keeping him around the summer as a stallion to see if that's enough time. *fingers crosses*