WWYD: To Geld or Not To Geld???
Opinions please! I have a lovely 10yr old TB stallion that I'm considering gelding. Here's why:
When I acquired my lovely guy, my plan has always been to eventually breed him to produce a nice hunter for myself. He's never been bred and has an absolutely wonderful disposition 85% of the time (the rest of the time he behaves like a hard-headed stallion). I've been boarding him, and can no longer predict when I will own my own farm in order to facilitate breeding him.
So, I'm playing the "what-if" game. My fear of gelding him is that he has an old suspensory, which hypothetically could eventually become fried - then I'd have a beautiful pasture ornament that I have to continue to board, and I'd be a horseless rider. This poses a dilemma, as I will NEVER rehome this guy.
Would you hold out, wait for your farm, and hope your boarding situation NEVER changes (as there are few places who are willing to accomodate a stallion)??
Would you give up on your dream of having a baby by your absolute-dreamboat-of-a-horse and just go ahead and geld him to spare everyone the headache of dealing with a stallion??