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post #11 of 36 Old 10-30-2009, 06:12 PM
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LOL, jimmy. I don't have much choice. I have no need for a stud and don't want the responsibility of having to manage one anytime I ride anywhere. Especially since the only stud I now own is a half draft grade horse. Nice horse but nobody needs a foal by him...........ever.
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post #12 of 36 Old 10-30-2009, 09:24 PM
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I think it's so much kinder for colts/stallions that are not going to be used for breeding to be gelded. I don't believe for a second that any horse that has been gelded has a conscious thought that their balls have been removed. It may take a few days for the testosterone levels to go down etc, but there are no new geldings standing out in the pasture thinking "**** my life is ruined, they stole my balls".
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post #13 of 36 Old 10-31-2009, 12:20 AM
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G2G, that made me laugh. Too funny.
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Wow woman, you aren't nice I've always had alot of sympathy and respect for men(all the men in my life have been great), one reason I will get my tubes tied long before my hubby will get snipped!
^^^ Ditto to everything you just said ^^^
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I totally have sympathy for them of course, BUT I am such a weirdo that I have to take pictures of the "first" of everything for my boy Scout, and at 15 months old we took him in to get castrated and I got about 50 pictures from when he got the sedation to when they were doing all the up close and personal stuff. Lol. He handled it like a champ though. Was sore for about 3 days but after that he was back bucking and farting like nothing had ever happened.
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LOL bucking and farting!!
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post #17 of 36 Old 10-31-2009, 05:56 AM
 
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rooster do, i love it, and i agree. jimmy, its a man thing, we women dont feel it as much as you men, for obvious physcological reasons. but you have done the responsible thing, and he will get over it. far better to do this than to have unwanted horses end up going through wrong hands eventually, or as in one of your other posts about ballinsoe horse fair, and others, getting left if not sold. and epsecially now in this economic climate. yes, youve done the right thing by him.
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post #18 of 36 Old 10-31-2009, 06:28 AM
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hahahaha "**** my life is ruined, they stole my balls"!

well anyway.
I've never had it done because I've only had horses that were already gelded and female pets so far..but I can imagine I'd feel pretty bad xD but I mean, in the long run it really is the right decision. there is the bit about it being better for horses that aren't going to be bred since they won't have to go through torture all the time around mares xD but that's arguable because I mean..we don't "geld" humans either xD
but for me it's really about the horse population issue. accidents obviously can happen when you have a stallion, and it's clear that there are way too many unwanted horses out there already. I think it's best for horses in general to geld any horse that isn't breeding quality and going to be bred. and the same goes for dogs, cats, etc..
besides, since it's clear that they truly don't mind it (other than when it's first done and they're sore) there shouldn't be any problem with it. we humans just think too much =P
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For all the years I've had horses, I've never had to have it done - until about a month ago. I bought a 2 year old stud pony for a client and had him gelded within 3 days. It was the best thing for him since he was going to be turned out with a pony mare.

What surprised me was after the vet removed the testicles, he threw them to his waiting dogs! A hot meal, yummmm.

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roxy pony , that comment made me laugh!!, following on from the last post, and i dont know if i dare tell this; i knew someone 30 years ago who had her horse gelded at the same time she was exiting an unhappy marriage to a very unreasonable, in her eyes husband, and she took the snipped off items home and cooked them up with some dogfood for his supper, which i believe he unknowingly ate. i was both disgusted and amused on some tacky level, but im sure there must be a lesson in there somewhere for all of you men who are married to horse loving ladies-- treat us right1 ( just joking of course!)
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