What age do you geld your foals? I have decided to keep one of our boys for my daughter to show next year and I am wondering when do you geld? We have always gelded our QH & paint horses around 1-2 yrs old. What about jacks also? Thank you
Anne...this is a very common misconception. The testicles do not have to be "hanging" to be descended. As long as both can be felt, they are "there" and they can be castrated.Anne said:Mona, I am very interested in gelding early, but was told that I couldn't because they weren't both 'hanging there", LOL. How does that work were both of your young boys descended?I've got a colt I would love to geld early, the plan is to geld when we can, he's going to be a super show gelding!
Rabbit, thanks for clarifying that point. I have misunderstood your meaning in the past, but this has cleared it up for me. My yearling stallion is pretty good at that "Russian Juggling Act".rabbitsfizz said:Mona that is a very good point- I bang on about testicles being descended at birth- as all mine always are- but of course I mean that they can be manipulated- they come and go like a Russian Juggling Act!! I would have them done as soon as the foals body weight is enough to take the anaesthetic. The colt I was going to geld this year never made the body weight so he will have to wait until he is a yearling .
Marty!Hey I'm going to geld Timmy the minute I see those shinny little meatballs coming in for parmesian...........