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lilruffian 01-06-2011 11:41 PM

Why Do Gelding's Hips Creak?
So i've noticed this several times in the past but have never taken the time to figure it out... why do some gelding's hips "creak" when they trot?
I've only observed this in geldings and more than one. It only happens when they trot & it's sort of a creaking/grunting sound.

Sophie19 01-06-2011 11:45 PM

I heard it was air going in and out of the sheath. I don't remember where I read that though.

erinxallxover 01-06-2011 11:48 PM

I have no idea, but I've always wondered what it was too..

Katesrider011 01-06-2011 11:50 PM

I've also heard it's from air going in the sheath. But I remember someone saying their mare had that same noise too, so hmm...

anshorsenut88 01-06-2011 11:52 PM

Yea its always been weird to me lol. I ve heard its only a gelding thing. I can't wait to see what responses you get! :-)
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NorthernMama 01-07-2011 12:01 AM

Yup, not the hips. It's the sheath-squeak! If anyone's heard that in a mare -- I hope her name is Lady G!

Dusty1228 01-07-2011 12:03 AM

Wow! I never would have thought that. I was wondering about this, too. My TB does this, but not my arab and I always thought it was a size thing or a weight thing. Crazy.

Eastowest 01-07-2011 12:06 PM

interesting observations regarding "sheath squeak"--

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mbender 01-07-2011 12:16 PM

Time for the W-D 40?! :p
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Sarahandlola 01-07-2011 02:46 PM

I have been told it means the sheath is dirty.

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