As with veterinary consultations, geldings can be performed on farm or at the Opotiki clinic. Gelding involves removing the testicles under general anaesthesia. The horses are given tetanus protection and anti-inflammatories. Castrated horses are quieter and more manageable. Horses can be castrated at any age but ideally when they are 6-12 months old. For further enquiries please speak to either Chris at Whakatane or Sandy at Opotiki.