Originally Posted by JungleJulia
That stallion was DANGEROUS!! I've never seen anything like that!
I didn't hear him suggest to put it down..I remember the owner saying so.
Would it be too late to have him gelded? Would it make a difference for him?
And that woman...I was annoyed with her! She seemed like one of those horse collectors!
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I won't go into much on this since I'm not familiar with what you're referring to, but on the question of a stallion being too old to geld you can geld fully grown mature stallions.
As for the prospect of gelding this horse to make it less dangerous I can't intelligently comment. I can say that gelding isn't a cure all. Even geldings can be dangerous just as mares can. There are cases where the horse just isn't right in the head, but those are generally not very common in my experience. There are also cases where a horse has become unsafe as the result of something(s) in it's life/environment. It's up to the trainer to determine if it's worth the risk to find out which and what, if anything, they're willing to do. I'll never fault any trainer for say "no" if they're uncomfortable taking on a horse they see as an unacceptable risk.
I will say that it's a huge risk to both people and other animals just keeping a dangerous horse around.
If they're that dangerous......well, equine is the healthiest domestic red meat for human consumption
(followed closely by goat
(Ah, I can hear everyone shrieking already