Gelding Clinics - General Information
The sheer numbers of unwanted horse is the single largest welfare
issue facing the horse industry today. Therefore, in a move designed to
help reduce the number of unwanted horses in Washington State, Northwest
Equine Stewardship Center hosts low cost castration clinics.
The goal of these clinics is to help prevent breeding of unwanted
horses and to make the stallions more rideable, trainable, stable, and
more saleable as geldings so they can be re-homed, if applicable.
The Gelding Clinics, which were first started in 2010, are able to
continue aiding in the gelding of stallions thanks to the support and
financial assistance provided by our generous co-sponsors.
Would you like to help sponsor a clinic?
Sponsorships can range from $50 on up for individuals and $100 up to
$2,500 for an entire clinic for organizations, businesses and companies!
If you are interested in making the Gelding Clinic program
successful by sponsoring future clinics, please contact NWESC at (206)
940-8589 or click
here for a sponsorship
Sponsorships will be recognized in all clinic materials, on our
Facebook page and Twitter sites, as well as in our e-newsletters.
Are you in need of a low-cost gelding service?
Applications are available to anyone who is unable to afford the
surgery, but openings are limited. Potential participants are required
to complete an application which will be reviewed and approved based on
greatest need and at the sole discretion of Northwest Equine Stewardship
The gelding procedure is performed by veterinarians and veterinary
students under direct veterinary supervision. Stallions are required to
be halter broke, in good health and weight, with two descended testicles
and be at least four months of age.
For more information please call (206) 940-8589 or
fill out an