I have a 3 year old appendix paint stud colt that will be coming home pretty soon. I have never had to go through the gelding process before. He is staying put right where he is until its done, really don't want any fugly 1/2 paint 1/2 apps running around as I have a mare. He is a super big sweetie, does whatever is asked of him. I have only worked with him a few times but he was a pleasure each and every time. He learns very fast and is focused on his handler, I have never worked with a young horse with such a great attention span. I got him to walk on a lunge, reverse and halt (and he will do it pretty much every time no fail) in just 2 sessions. He is my dream horse! His only issue is that he is starting to become aware of mares. Nothing that a firm jiggle on the lead can't usually handle but he is starting to get a little goofy walking past their pens, stalls, etc. So my question is how long will it take after he is gelded to start acting like a gelding? He is getting gelded right where he is but as soon as he is fit to travel he is coming home. I have a nice high 6 strand electric fence paddock that he will be in...how long before he can join in group turnout? He is very submissive towards other horses, geldings especially, when he was weaned he was with 2 older geldings and I guess they really showed him who the boss was and kept him in line.... Just worried and want it all to go smoothly!!! A picture of Clyde the appendix paint. Mom is a TB and dad is a Paint stud. He will be my trail horse extraordinaire, nothing more.