Kids and Geldings, What Can You Do?

When geldings get relaxed, be prepared for the questions.


Recently one of the kids at the barn who is pretty new to horses, was checking out one of our geldings in the arena. He was pretty relaxed and extending himself.


The little girl said “That pink thing is really creeping me out, what is that?” What do you say to that? She asked my sister and not me fortunately, and my sister changed the subject. That question brought back a childhood memory of our other sister.


When my sister Leanne was little, our farm was on the small side, and the horses were really close to the house. My Dad always had a lot of geldings so growing up we were surrounded by them.


In kindergarten my sister drew a picture of horses and the picture had the horses with piles of manure behind them and with their “dinky’s out” as she called it.


When the picture came home, the teacher had a note written on it, “When I asked Leanne why she drew this picture this way she said, “That’s what it looks like.”


Kids say the darndest things that’s for sure!




About Deanna Castro

Deanna Castro has been training horses and riders professionally for over 18 years. She trains riders in Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Showmanship and Trail Riding. Deanna is married to Native American Horse Trainer Fredi Castro and she is the author of "Six Weeks to a Better Horse".
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5 Responses to Kids and Geldings, What Can You Do?

  1. Misty's Mom says:

    I don’t know why no one else has said anything, but that is great! When I was little, my mom’s friend boarded with us, and whenever they stretched out, she would always slap them and say “Put that away!”. I never could figure out why our horses were allowed to stretch out their peepees. lol. I love kids…thanks for posting

  2. EquineSpirit says:

    Funny story…my family was visiting the zoo back when I was a kid…a zebra has his “thingy” hanging out…my younger brother said “guys…the zebra is having a baby”…we all about died laughing…LOL!

  3. Deanna says:

    Thank you! I’m so glad you said that because I was like, should I or shouldn’t I post this? Then I thought, why not, it’s innocent enough and it made me laugh.

    You’re welcome and thanks for the reassurance!


  4. Deanna says:

    LOL EquineSpirit! You should have warned me, I just choked on my dinner laughing.


  5. jme says:

    ha ha. great story! that’s too funny. i have never come up with a good explanation to give kids. when i used to teach young beginners, i was afraid some parent would yell at me for giving an ‘inappropriate’ answer that the best i could do in a pinch was tell them to go ask their parents! i know, it’ pretty lame… ;-)

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