El Chorro is my grandfather's 14 year old stallion. He raced until the age of 4 when he bowed a tendon. He was brought off the track to rest and was never put back on. My aunt got sick and passed away followed by a deep depression, sickness, and the passing of my grandmother. My grandfather's plate was full and El Chorro just sat out in the stud pasture for the next 10 years. He was bred to 2 mares 8 years ago and one live colt resulted from that breeding. That colt had the most amazing temperament I've ever seen in a TB.
Long story short, Grandfather is sick now, I take care of all the horses and have decided to geld El Chorro. I'd like to see if I can be riding him by next spring. I'll do ground work with him this year to see how his personality comes along after gelding. So this "journal" will be our journey. At this point El Chorro is a big kitten when I handle him (still a stud). He calls to the mares if he can see them but doesn't try to run me over or get away. Probably helps I've been giving him treats for 7 years
Anyway...today is the start of our journey. Just dropped him off to be gelded.