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post #11 of 18 Old 04-11-2008, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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I don't know if Sonny would try to breed a mare or not, but more than likely I think he would
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post #12 of 18 Old 04-11-2008, 12:15 PM
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Sonny was a stallion for a while before he was gelded correct?
It could be that he doesn't realize he's missing some parts and will act out.

I agree with Ryle (even though I'm no vet) that if something was amiss, your vet would have said something
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post #13 of 18 Old 04-11-2008, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
I worked with a gelding that was so stud-like he would mount mares and try to breed them.
There was a gelding like this at a stable I boarded at yearssss ago. He would mount mares all the time... yet he was a gelding

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How old was he when he was castrated?
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post #15 of 18 Old 04-11-2008, 03:21 PM
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Trust me, they can be that way. We have one pony you'd SWEAR was a stallion - he even tries to 'do the deed' when needs must mean he is put out with a particularly flirty mare. We've had another in the past that couldn't even share a fenceline with mares because he's show off and call to them non stop. Both of them were checked out and everything was definitely gone!

Many peple blame it on colts being cut late, but we have one that was cut at 4 and one at 12 AFTER being used to breed and they're not the ones with the problems...

I'd get him checked out though.
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Originally Posted by alsiola
How old was he when he was castrated?
honestly...no idea. On the transfer papers it said he was 7 years old when he was gelded....BUT the gelding date AND purcahse date are the same....and it said that "if gelding date is unknown put the date of purchase" (didn't see that at first) so it could have been he was gelded young

I might get him checked, but he has never given me any problems when I ride with mares. When the vet is out I might mention to her, but I can't afford to pay her for her checking due to I'm low on money at the moment
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post #17 of 18 Old 04-12-2008, 04:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Abby
Very very rare is that a possibility. Not only that but if he had missed one your gelding would be trying to breed mares if he had the chance, because although he only has one testicle, he still has an active supply of testosterone meaning he will have a stallion libido. HOWEVER. One thing that MAY be possible would be that he cut to too far from the base of the testicles.The closer the cut to the horses body the less stallion like he will be. If he was cut far from his body, then he will have more stallion like tendencies.

I'm not sure where I heard that but I have found it to be true.

30% of geldings (I got this statistic from Horse & Rider Magazine, I didn't make it up) retain (noticeable) stallion like tendencies throughout their life. He may be one of those geldings.
just to let you guys know, I almost bought a horse that I thought was a gelding, he was studdish with the ladies (arch his neck and puff out) along with a lot of talking, he would get defensive with the stallions at the show, well I did not purchase him because of soundness issues. he was then sold as trail riding sound only. the new owners turned him out with a group of Arab mares, and sure enough, he bred all of the mares, he was an inverted gelding. (he had both of his boy parts there, just up inside, they did not drop!) they said it cost them a lot more money to have him gelded. so it is possible.
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post #18 of 18 Old 04-21-2008, 03:33 PM
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how long has it been since he was gelded and was he ever bred? I have one that was bred before he was gelded at age 4 and he acted so much like a stud that we had him tested for cryptorchidsm, he turned out not to be. We bought him at four, he'll be 10 this year and I would say it took about 2, maybe 3 years for him to turn into a normal gelding.... (he would not only mount mares but he would actually... well... you know)
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