Gelding procedure went off without a hitch today. The vet was a little concerned as one of the drugs they use to put the horse out can sometimes result in rearing first, and he's seen it do this more with ponies - but he just laid down without a problem. He was up after the surgery very fast, within 10 minutes of the procedure finishing, which is also not uncommon with ponies - apperently they have a faster metabolisim.
I have to say, after all the "bad stallion" behavior I am quite gleeful that the surgery is over.
I didn't take a bunch of graphic pictures of the surgery - If you want to see that there are plenty of step-by steps on google. I am personally quite facinated by surgery, but I know not everyone is. I did however take one picture post surgery:
A quick soapbox post from me here:
I absolutely cannot believe how many offers I've had to breed him to various mares in the 3 days I had him while he was intact! He's lovely, but you would only get a "cute" heinz 57 pony/hony out of it. Not very marketable. He already has 2 offspring ( a yearling filly, and another as yet unborn - they belong to his old owner). If you're going to breed - you need to have a plan for the youngster's future. Foals are expencive, and time consuming. You might loose the mare in foaling. Think before you breed guys!