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Ky Horse Park offering $20 gelding service

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington is offering gelding surgery for $20 to help reduce the number of unwanted foals.

Kentucky Horse Council President Anna Zinkhon said the gelding of horses will create useful riding horses and eliminate the production of unwanted foals.

The March 10 clinic is open to any horse whose owner who can't afford the surgery, which can cost $200 to $400, depending on veterinarian, Rullman said. Apply here on the horse park Web site. Those interested also can contact Sheila Forbes at 859-233-4305 or Sheila.Forbes(at)ky.gov Applications must be received by Feb. 24.

Those eligible include stallions in good health, at least four months of age with current Coggins and health certificates. A $20 fee will be charged to offset expenses.

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