Gelding senior stallion

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  1. Jul 6, 2018 #1

    AJ

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    My stallion is 26 yrs old and while not used as a breeder, he acts like the head honcho, pacing fence lines, will not tolerate other stallions and goes crazy when mares in heat around. Would gelding, if advisable, take the studiness out of him and settle him down?
     
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    At 26 years old, I would say just leave him a stallion. I am all for gelding, but at that age, the procedure might not be worth the risk and it won't change his behavior anyway.
     
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    At that age not likely to change his personality.   Much of the attitude and personality will be habit, as well as hormones.
     
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    I would also agree that gelding him now could be a waste of money and possibly harmful as surgical risks increase with age. It is possible he would be less reactive to mares in heat but the other stud behaviors would probably remain. How is he with geldings? Does he have a buddy?
     
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    I’m not surprised at the comments as he has been a stud for many years. He is with geldings but I can not put him with any other stallion. Over the years my other stallions could be together over winter, but this guy would be with geldings or he has also had mare companions some years. Thanks for your comments.
     
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    it's great that you can put him with geldings, many stallions don't differentiate geldings from stallions; males are males to them, and they do not like them.
     
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    My stallion is also wintering with the girls over winter and he has had a quarterhorse gelding pasture mate but he absolutely hates our jack who is terrified of him and runs into the woods despite being twice his size.
     
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    We have a stallion that thinks our geldings are girls. He herds them around and keeps them away from the other stallions, even though the other stallions have no interest in them.
     
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    AJ, what did you decide to do about your stallion?
     

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