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post #1 of 5 Old 02-20-2012, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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needing some advice

Well a long story short we bought a qh about 2 ys ago he was broke to ride and was used in barrel racing my neighbors daughter fell in love so we sold him to them and have regretted ever. Since as he just ended up being a ornanment for a yr well he got into some trouble so we have him back but...... they never gelded him so he has become stupid very study acting iam wanting to get him gelded this week but will that settle him down? And he likes to kick from the side? I was walking by and boom he got me I was like what the hell but ihave been watching him with the other horses and he is kicking them from the side how can I break him of kicking towards us? And is itbetter to geld before or after training iam sending him for a refresher for 2. Wks minimum I just don't know were to begin with him he was kept with a mare whichwe have as well now he never did the deed though and they r being penned separtly til he is gelded thanks for any info!
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post #2 of 5 Old 02-20-2012, 07:19 PM
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Geld ASAP...should calm him down quite a bit...then he should go to the trainer. Cow kicking is common. Tell the trainer bout it and see if he can correct that when he is with him. You didn't say how old he was...the fact he hasn't bred helps you out a lot. Get him cut though ASAP.
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Oh yeah he is 5. Sorry I thought gelding would calm down now another question the farrier will do it is that safe? I didn't know if. That's a wise idea or the vet? Since he needs trimmed he said he woulddo it when he was down
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Get him gelded asap, before sending him for training. Then I'd wait until he's healed up before sending him out. He needs the fear of God put in him. He's unruly and spoiled and thinks he can get away with anything and everything. Carry a long whip with him and whack him if he tries kicking you. Get after him. He doesn't respect you, and your going to get hurt.

And unless someone was watching him and the mare 24/7-365, there's no way to tell if the deed was ever "done" or not. I'd have her vet checked for pregnancy if I were you because there's a good chance she is bred.
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post #5 of 5 Old 02-20-2012, 07:36 PM
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Farriers do it sometimes...sometimes that works and sometimes it is a disaster. The neighbors had a farrier do it the horse almost bled to death cause he botched it big time. Others have been just fine. My opinion the vet is a little more BUT replacing the horse, burying it is alot more expensive than the few extra dollars to make sure its done right. And if it isn't done right sometimes stuff is left that keeps them a stud :)
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