How long after gelding will his temperament mellow?
I've got a yearling coming up for gelding here, and I'm wondering how long it would usually take for the change in temperament to show in a colt that age?
He's a bit of a prat now, all boy, kind of a handful sometimes in his training, in fact for the last little while (couple of weeks maybe) his training has sort of been on hold until his bits are gone ... we're waiting for the vet to have a trip set up.
Also, if for arguments sake there was a (remote) chance that he may have bred a mare would that have a difference on how long his nature takes to calm down, or in his finished personality after his hormones settle?
(Reason being, after weaning he was put with the only other available company for him who happens to be female, and although I don't for a minute believe he could reach, and he's not looked like it in all this time, he was just apprehended 'trying'.)
Not exactly planned for! Not that I'd be offended at another baby, but I'm concerned that it may cause him to remain a bit difficult even after gelding? I don't want him to turn out boyish or strong natured because of one possible slip up!