Gelding. What is proud cut?

Discussion in 'Horse Breeding' started by katylynn06, May 11, 2006.

  1. katylynn06

    katylynn06 Senior Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
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    Not sure where to put this. But what does it mean when a gelding is proud cut?
  2. Blistering Winds

    Blistering Winds Senior Member+

    Oct 15, 2003
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    Almost unheard of in its true form today.

    Proud cut is where the vet screws up and doesn't cut out all the testicular and epididymus tissue from the horse, and the horse continues to produce a high level of androgens because of it.

    I haven't read about any "TRUE" proud cut

    Many people call a gelding who mounts mares and still has stud tendancies as "proud cut". They are wrong. Because the actions are learned and some of it is natural anyways, like mounting for dominance....

    Some people call the aggression in the herd proud cut when it is just plain pecking order.

    People who don't like the gelding use the term Proud cut to make an excuse for the horse or have the horse removed from the pasture.

    Course I found it funny when one horse was deemed proud cut by the barn manager, told the owner they must move the horse and either have him regelding to fix him, or he can't go back out.

    Owner gave her a funny look. BM made a HUGE mistake that cost her job, because one, the lady was best friends with the owners, and two, the horse she was demanding be removed because "HE" Was proud cut was really a mare who was just dominant out there.

    Which is why I look before I speak. LOL

    Anyways, Because vets use different techniques now to remove the testicals, the chances of a TRUE proud cut is practically zero.

    Now, when I hear it, I roll my eyes and think "Ignorance" as I walk away.

    Because people use the term ALL Wrong....just to make an excuse for something that is just NATURAL and won't go away.
  3. Kissitgoodbye

    Kissitgoodbye Senior Member+

    Mar 10, 2006
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    Blistering that was a great explanation :) I actually enjoyed reading that and learned.
  4. Drifterman

    Drifterman Registered

    Oct 4, 2011
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    Well That was Good to know - Proud cut is Once a Stud mounted a mare he was there after cut. So he knows what it is to breed, Now being a gelding - Still having the attitude of a stud , * Hence* "Proud cut ". :wink:

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