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post #1 of 22 Old 04-26-2016, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Stallion with one testicle.

Hi, I'm new to this so please excuse any mistakes. We bought our stallion a year ago as a yearling and we noticed then that he only had one testicle. He is now 2 and the other one still hasn't dropped. His trainer said it still may drop but most likely it won't. We want to keep him a stallion to eventually have babies but is that even possible?
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post #2 of 22 Old 04-26-2016, 01:01 PM
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Sorry if I sound harsh but it is very likely that he is a cryptorchid and that is a major genetic flaw. Not something to be passed on to the next generation. I am seeing this problem cropping up locally with AQHA and Paints from the AQHA lines.

These horses are very expensive to geld and some unscrupulous vets will actually half geld a horse for their clients. Then, the next unsuspecting buyer thinks they are getting a nice safe gelding and ends up with dangerous stallion behavior. Many people have been hurt badly in this situation and it's not fair to the horse either.

The going rate to geld a "ridgling" is $500-$1400 and is considered major surgery. This is one of the reasons these horses get passed from hand to hand and almost always get dumped for slaughter.

Please don't add more genetic problems to the gene pool by trying to breed this colt.
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post #3 of 22 Old 04-26-2016, 01:31 PM
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It's possible but not ethically right.
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post #4 of 22 Old 04-26-2016, 01:53 PM
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Cut him. Why would you want to breed a flawed animal? And, without trying to be any more of a jerk than I have to..... I am a little worried that someone who plans to breed would be asking this question.

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This is a serious, serious flaw in a stallion and you should not breed him, ever.
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post #6 of 22 Old 04-26-2016, 02:01 PM
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And, without trying to be any more of a jerk than I have to..... I am a little worried that someone who plans to breed would be asking this question.

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post #8 of 22 Old 04-26-2016, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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My apologies, this is my first horse in 27 years so I've been reading and just gathering information. That's actually why I joined this forum, so I can get good quality answers rather than the unethical ones. I appreciate the honesty, but just plain honesty would be good without sarcasm or "jerkishness".
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post #9 of 22 Old 04-26-2016, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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I'm also new to the forum, I thought I was in the "New to Horses" category. I didn't want to offend anyone with that question, but I don't know any horse people so I thought this would be an "ok" place to ask.
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post #10 of 22 Old 04-26-2016, 03:03 PM
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After 27years with no horses why did you buy a horse with the intent to breed? Stallions are not for the average person, they can be dangerous at worst and quirky at best. Most experienced horse people don't have any business with one.

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