Originally Posted by TimberRidgeRanch
All I can say is ITS JUST NUTS! Lmao
not exactly sure what this meant but I've seen some pretty good transitions with older stallions being gelded. We have a foundation QH who was gelded two years ago at the same age as the stallion you'll be working with. He is 12 years old now and has completely transitioned down into 'oh hey girls, mind if I join you?' versus the 'do you see me? Hey, hey pretty ladies. Do you see me? Check out my muscles.' It took him about two months to really calm down, as it takes a while for their hormones to decrease and balance out, but after that we really didn't have a problem with him. He can be turned out with the other geldings and mares, works alongside them, and tends to be very gentlemanly. Ofcourse, he was well behaved as a stud too, and I don't remember him ever being really mouthy- just loud.
So I don't know with your guy.
I'd talk to your vet about it, and definitely make sure that you keep him away from the mares (especially ones who like to show themselves
) for a good three months or so, then gradually introduce them, and never let him get away with bad behavior. Otherwise I think you'd be good to go!
Was he used as breeding stock?