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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
It really depends. I would check with his former owners to see how long they've had him. If he was bought by them and not born on the farm, there is a good chance that he has been cut, and someone failed to mention it. However, if he was born there, and these people are sure that they haven't cut him, I'd be concerned.
Sometimes a colt's testis won't decend until the colt is a year or two old, or only one will drop, leaving the horse looking gelding but really just not 'finished.' However, if he's three years old, I'm thinking theres probably a chance of him being a crypt. Try looking where the testis would be, and try to find a little flap where they would usually be located. If all you find is the flap, he's probably gelding. If you don't see it, he's probably a crypt. Testis should be fully decended by his age.
I'd say your best bet is calling a vet out to look at him. If he isn't studdy at all, he may of just been cut and someone (stupidly) failed to note that. (lets hope that the case, as it would make things a LOT cheaper and easier on you.) On the other hand, its better to be safe than sorry.
Good luck, and you might want to have a farrier out soon! ^^ looks to me like he needs a pedicure.
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