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RE: gelding a stallion

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Posted by: Hollychan at Fri Feb 29 20:01:33 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Hollychan ]  
   

To the best of my knowledge, gelding a horse that late in life, doesn't tend to affect their personality very much. It might benefit him a lot if you can spend a LOT of time retraining his ground manners, putting him through his paces a lot (lounge him), basically, keep him from being bored enough to act up. Some horses are just jerks and not much you do will affect that. A friend of mine had a quarter horse gelding who was a jerk as well, especially if he decided he didn't want to be crosstied anymore, he'd throw himself upside down, strangling himself until he passed out just because it wasn't "his idea".

I would not recommend putting him in with other horses he could hurt, but I think you've already learned that. ^_^ What kind of feed is he on, as well, because if he's getting too much protein or sugar (molasses, mostly) in his feed, that could cause him to be high-strung. If he's on 12% sweet feed, for example, I'd suggest putting him on a 10% pelleted feed and see if there's any change over a month or so.

Let me know any updates, okay?
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