I have a coming 2 year old Classic American Shetland Pony. We attempted to geld him this past fall, but he would not go down with the anesthesia. It was a very traumatic experience, and set our training back a lot. He hadn't been handled a lot by the prior owner and was fairly wild.
We have now gotten him back to the point of being able to touch/pet him and he runs towards us rather than away from us when he sees us coming. We will obviously be doing a lot more training as the weather improves.
The initial plan was to geld him in the early spring when our other pony (a coming yearling) gets gelded. However, I'm considering keeping him intact. He has good conformation and good bloodlines. I'm planning on showing him at halter.
We have four geldings on our property, plus the two colts. There are no mares.
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