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Gelding older studs

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Susannah Hart
Neonate
Username: Glennedynmorgans

Post Number: 5
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 01:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello,

I have a three year old Morgan stallion that will start breeding next year. We have one mare of our own to breed him to, plus one or two outside mares confirmed for next year. My question is this: if we are not satisfied with what he produces and would rather have him gelded in a few years... are there many complications when you geld a horse that is 5+ years old?
 

LRidgeway
Yearling
Username: Laurie

Post Number: 72
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 04:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You may find some behavioral issues...but if he makes a really well behaved stallion, then he should make a really well behaved gelding..

Which set of brains is he thinking with at the moment?? :-)
 

Susannah Hart
Neonate
Username: Glennedynmorgans

Post Number: 6
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 04:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Right now he is fine. We brought home our new mare October 3 & he fell instantly in love (I don't blame him - she's a cutie!). He made the strangest sounds I've ever heard come out of horse! She is pregnant and pays no attention to him. We had her bred to another stud since she was located about 10 hrs away (ruled out the thought of trailering our boy up there).

He is good to ride but sometimes he can be pushy from the ground. We've been working on it & he's doing much better.
 

J.R.Hamilton
Weanling
Username: Cobbreeder

Post Number: 32
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 05:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Have just recentlt gelded Cob stallion 8 yrs old and stood at stud for 6 yrs, He was good to handle as a breeding stallion and as a gelding he has been superb.

Gelding shgould be done at an Equine clinic if at all possibvle as with satllions ligaments and blood vessels are bigger and require , ligatures .
They will more than likely ... sedate him , but not gas him to put him out and the pack him after to prevent bleeding, At the clinics ,they may even keep him for 24 hours for observation.
Mine strayed 24 hours and was put on antibiotics for 10 days and instructions to hose to the side of sweling( don't squirt up into incision lines)...and forced excercise 3X/day to help with swelling reduction...preferably in a non muddy paddocks

This procedure is alittle more involved than gelding a weanling or yrlg and well worth the precaution and cost.
 

Susannah Hart
Neonate
Username: Glennedynmorgans

Post Number: 7
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 09:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you J.R. I haven't brought it up w/my vet yet but he does have a very nice clinic on his farm. He doesn't ask us why we haven't gelded him yet, he just comments on what a pretty boy he is!



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