Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Everyone with Testicles... please observe a moment of silence




I just witnessed something I wished I hadn't. As a male member of the human species... I could only feel extreme sorrow. I have images in my head that will now never go away. Two colts were castrated today on the farm. YIKES! Poor horsies. I was told that the horse is injected with a "date rape" drug. He see's "pink elephants". He soon collapses on the grassy field. The deed is done. My eyes have never seen such horror. Within 10 minutes the horse wakes up from his drug induced state and apparently never knows what happened. Did you know it is considered good luck to throw the balls on the barn roof afterwards? Neither did I! Needless to say... no one wanted to. We all felt all of our manhoods were a little cut today. :(

23 Comments:

Blogger Lewis said...

"Observe a moment of silence"???? Like hell! I'd scream like a little sissy girl. I'm nauseated. That poor little thing.

June 06, 2007  
Anonymous Matt Blender said...

Do they use some kind of clipper mechanism to sever the balls in one fell swoop?

June 06, 2007  
Blogger lifescolorfulbrushstrokes said...

I'd have been holding my package through the whole procedure. Leave to you Brett to put up such a post...only you have the kahones to do so!!! LMAO!!! Mwah.

June 07, 2007  
Blogger Moby said...

What? You are squeamish? Horses, pigs, cattle, it's all the same just different sizes.

June 07, 2007  
Blogger Rick said...

Thanks for not showing the whole thing...I would have lost it.

June 07, 2007  
Blogger MiKell said...

As a cityboy, I have no early idea why this procedure is necessary, Brett. Could you enlighten us?

I don't think this is what Bob Barker is talking about.

June 07, 2007  
Blogger MiKell said...

dammit, man.

"early" = "earthly"

June 07, 2007  
Blogger BRETTCAJUN said...

The reason for the castration: the two horses are being given away as prizes to the winners of a local rodeo competition. To protect the megabucks $$$ invested in the breeding line... it is prudent not to just give away years of developing the line through careful breeding and expensive studing. Makes sense? This is no different than requiring neutering of the offspring of a show dog to protect that breeders investment. If you don't want your horse or dog's balls taken away, then you have to pay A LOT of money for that privilege. Because you'll be competition for that breeder

June 07, 2007  
Blogger BRETTCAJUN said...

The procedure that I witnessed: The horse was sedated. The horse collapses on the grass. The balls are washed. A razor blade is used to cut the ball sack. Each testicle and hormone produced organ right above is cut out with this humongous clipping tool. The area is sprinkled with some kind of sanitizer. A leading vein is then carterized and crimped with a tool to stop the bleeding. The horse wakes up about 5 minutes later. He has a very hard time standing up and walking for another 5 minutes. Then shortly afterwards, he is walking around eating grass like nothing happened.

This procedure will make the horse much more gentler in the future. It is done to hogs to fatten them up.

June 07, 2007  
Blogger Kory said...

Back on my grandparents' farm long ago, I witnessed a bull becoming a steer, by way of Grampa's knife. Then, he threw the nuts TO THE RANCH DOGS. *shudder*

June 07, 2007  
Blogger Homer said...

yuck...

June 07, 2007  
Blogger Curtis said...

Ah, farm life. There are some parts I don't miss so much!

June 07, 2007  
Blogger Kevin said...

Brings back memory of when I was a young whippersnapper and "just had to have a horse or I'll die!!"

Well my parents finally caved in to stop my whining - probably knowing full well I would soon grow tired of all the work and money it took to take care of that horsie.

When I had to witness this procedure on my horse - I don't know who was more upset...me or the horse!

June 07, 2007  
Blogger Atari_Age said...

Yikes... Did not need to see this - even edited. Isn't this called "gelding"? Poor fella :(

June 07, 2007  
Anonymous Jason said...

Ouch.
Being a horse sucks!

June 07, 2007  
Blogger BRETTCAJUN said...

Not if you are hung like one... ahem. ;)

June 07, 2007  
Blogger Darin said...

"It is done to hogs to fatten them up."

Is this personal experience talking?

Mmhmmmm.

June 07, 2007  
Blogger Moby said...

Of course, it helps separate the men from the boys!

June 07, 2007  
Blogger MiKell said...

Yeah... but if you do this to your "showdog", then at least you give him nuticles so that he doesn't look silly to all his show-dog friends.

Not that I know anything about it or anything. I've got cats. And any judge in his/her right mind would laugh me out of any competition.

June 07, 2007  
Anonymous Tony (LT) said...

brett...the lengths to which you will go to make sure that nothing overshadows the slab..hehe

June 08, 2007  
Blogger TonkaManOR said...

Brett left something for you at my blog!

June 08, 2007  
Blogger Steven said...

I don't know which one made me cringe more......the post or Brett's follow-up under comments. OUCH!

June 08, 2007  
Anonymous John said...

Just life on the farm. There are some good things too guys. You can grow up being chased by a cock.

June 09, 2007  

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