Friday, July 22, 2011

Not a Crypt

Just got the results of Drift's blood tests - with a very high degree of certainty, he is not a cryptorchid.  This is what I had expected, based on his behavior with horses and people - he's just a very studly gelding who is very interested in mares, and he's also a dominant personality in the herd and with people if they let him.  I'll just keep on doing what I've been doing with him already - requiring excellent ground manners and helping him refocus his attention when he's distracted, and he'll do just fine.  Just a sweet little chestnut guy . . . nice to have that test to confirm so we can go about our business without any doubts.

15 comments:

  1. Are congratulations in order? LOL I know you weren't sure which outcome you'd prefer. Well, at least this way you won't have the expense of surgery, and as you said, you can just continue as you have been doing.

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  2. Good stuff. At least you know you're working only on his mind and not his hormones.

    Dan

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  3. Glad that you got that figured!

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  4. LOL at Katharine's comment...Drift is just a perceptive guy who likes the ladies!

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  5. Good news. That means he is just going to need some extra training to get him to keep his mind on his work and not the distractions.

    You were spot on in all the training you have done so far.

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  6. That's good news. Now you know. I'm sure with more training he'll be just fine.

    Blue was the same way but he's changed now. I don't know if it was his training or the fact that he simply grew out of it. They do keep us guessing.

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  7. Glad you got that ruled out and can focus on your training goals with Drift. And I hope it is cooling down some for you. We've been hot here too, but not that hot (was reading your previous post).

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  8. good news and. now you know for sure

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  9. I used to have a gelding just like this.... at the time I was boarding him at a place where the mares & geldings were turned out together. When I first got him, he was so "studdy" that he would actually mount (and penetrate!) mares when they were in heat! The first time I saw him do this I FREAKED, removed him from the pasture, and had him blood-tested right away... afraid he was a cryptorchid. It turned out, he was wasn't.... just your regular gelding! Eventually he did mellow out and it became a non-issue. I originally rescued him from a feedlot.... so I don't really know his history, but I suspect he was a "late geld."

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  10. Hooray! Drift's just a college jock frat boy. And he hopes the ladies notice. Who knows. Just like the human male, maybe he'll grow out of it when he grows up...and then go through a male mid-life crisis. lol!

    Give him a scritch and a rub from me,
    ~Lisa.

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  11. Isn't it nice to know? Now you don't have to guess... and better - no surgery!

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  12. That is good news. Bar was a little like that, too, but he has also calmed down. He still gathers the pasture ladies around him at the back of his paddock, but he's not quite so interested anymore.

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  13. My boy often let's his freak flag fly with the girls. I think he only ran with gelding and now he is in mixed company. Poor guy, sometimes he just looks at me and I swear he's saying "help me"...

    Could he be "proud cut" whatever that means?

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  14. That's good to know. Train him as you are doing and hopefully he'll grow out of it one day.

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  15. I'm glad Drift won't have to have the surgery! I'm sure it helps knowing that he isn't proud cut, and you can just keep moving forward with his training.

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