Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Unless your colt has exceptional breeding, conformation, training, and is registered, then the only reason not to geld him is ego. If your prospect is just average then why do you want to breed him? Market conditions today makes an average colt or filly worth very little if anything. Go to an auction and see what they bring.
Stallions need to be handled differently then mares or geldings. They can not be kept together and he needs different fencing. If you intend to keep him in the wire fencing as in your avatar then you are going to have a good deal of trouble at best and/or a lot of vet bills at worse. When it comes time for him to breed, he will do anything he can to get out and no one better be in his way. Are there exceptions? Of course, but it takes a lifetime commitment to his training, handling, and his potential as breeding stock not ego.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
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