Sam, my mini stud colt, has a date with our beloved equine vet Monday at 1:30. He's being GELDED. Little does he know, but he will even have an audience for this event. My husband and a good friend, who have never seen a gelding procedure, will be there for, eh...moral support. Sam was a gift from "Auntie Judy", our neighbor, for my DD on her first birthday. DD, however, has not been able to get near him since he dropped a few months ago. He's 2 years old this month and the hormones have, well, gotten the better of him. I've had full sized horse stud colts and worked with full sized horse stallions - let me tell you I think the hormone levels are the same in this wee little 28" guy as they are in a 17 hand warmblood stallion! What a monster! He WANTS to be good, but he can't help himself. And I'm DONE with it! Chop chop little fellow! I had somewhat hoped to keep him intact. He has excellent conformation & movement for a mini, is well bred and color to boot - we had dreamed of getting a mare down the road that complimented him. Alas, it is just not worth the trouble the little man can make. And, who knows, maybe once he's gelded DD can actually brush him again. Considering that it takes four adults to pull a Coggins on him, this should be interesting.