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From stallion to child-safe gelding in less than 8wks-AKA a 2nd career

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Kelly G, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    Ole - who was a really, really nice stallion....is an even BETTER gelding!!!! And he is LOVING life!!! He is such a perfect fit here - and we love him so much!

    He is calm, attentive and patient....he will stand still as a statue while my students braid his forelock for hours on end! He even falls asleep in the cross-ties!

    Here are a couple of pictures of the little-big man from this week -

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    This one's my favorite -
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    ...and one of Siggy so he doesn't feel left out!
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    Oh! I meant to post this short (1 minute) video of our little barn (also shows our American Saddlebred, Stanley):
     
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  2. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    He is just gorgeous! I would love to have a Fjord someday. What would you call Ole's color; silver dun? Grulla?
     
  3. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

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    Oh I love Fjords! He's SO handsome! Glad to here that he recovered well after being gelded. [​IMG]
     
  4. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    Yes, he is registered as a Gray Dun with the NFHR.

    Siggy is a Brown Dun.

    I don't know anything about genetics....I just know how they are registered [​IMG]

    Hang on....I forgot to post a video I was going to put with the pictures! Check again in just a minute [​IMG]
     
  5. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    Quote:Yeah, it's quite an ordeal to geld an older stallion (he just turned 9 in April)...and the after-care was labor intensive! He did great, though! And it's such a privelege for me to have such a nice horse. His owner (who was Siggy's breeder) was cutting back her breeding program due to the economy and a few health issues. She wasn't "selling" Ole...but she knew how much I wanted another one, knew how much work I'd done with Siggy, and knew Ole would be happy as a gelding being adored by children!

    His "cuteness" factor doesn't hurt him one bit!
     
  6. Alabama ee

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    He is very nice.
     
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    He's a beauty!
     

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