Yep, but when you buy a gelding you know what you're buying - you just peek between his legs and see a non reproductive male horse. The same doesn't happen with a spayed mare, and I can imagine what an unpleasant surprise it must be to find out the previous owner didn't even thought of telling you that when selling the mare to you.Quote:
If the previous owner wanted to go through the expense of spaying, it's their right just as much as it is the right of someone to geld a male horse.
I bought my mare for sporting purposes, but I went after a mare specifically because I want to have the option to just retire her for breeding if I ever decide to. I saw many quality geldings I refused because I wanted a SPM, sport type mare. If I were to find out she was spayed, I'd be furious.