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post #11 of 13 Old 04-17-2013, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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As others have posted, it depends on the horse. However, since you are new to horses if the stud has issues after he is gelded you may not have the knowledge to "fix" things or the know how to head them off before a behavior becomes problematic. Are you working with a trainer?

It is my trainers horse and shes had him since he was a colt. She has used him as a lesson horse all these year even being intact. He just came home today from the "Insemination"(not sure what you call it) facitily and he is to be studded this week and then gelded. So I will have time to spend with him at my trainers facility to make sure he would work for me.
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post #12 of 13 Old 04-17-2013, 11:52 PM
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Although I also don't think that it's a very good idea for someone with little experience to own a recently gelded horse, even a well-mannered one (there's always the possibility of something bad happening), I think that if you have your trainer, who is not only experienced, but knows the horse inside and out, I don't think it's that big of a deal. As long as you know the horse, you take the proper measures, you realize what you could be getting into, and you have someone with you to help just in case, if he's a good horse, at least try him out.
I don't know how many other horses you've looked at, but you might want to consider checking out some others, just to see what's there first. This is a really good way to really narrow down your interests and get a better understanding of what you want and are capable of handling. Even if you really like him, I really suggest just looking at some other horses if possible.
If you haven't already, ask your trainer about whether you think it's a good idea, and ask if they'll go with you to look at some other horses. You can always ask to fully commit after he's gelded/ had time to cool off, too- and if in doubt, take your time. If your trainer is in too much of a hurry to sell him, don't worry. There are plenty of very nice horses, don't be afraid to pass him up if it comes down to it.
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post #13 of 13 Old 04-18-2013, 12:26 AM
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I know of a gelding who was gelded at 16 and is about 23 now. He's very well mannered and a total gentleman. His only issue is that he is not turned out with geldings because he is protective of his two girlfriends. He doesn't mount them or even really act studdish around them directly, just hangs out like friends. He just prefers other male horses do not interact with them.
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