Originally Posted by its lbs not miles
And perhaps I've just missed it, but I've never understood people thinking that mares have issues. I've own mostly (over 75%) mares in my life and while I keep hearing people say that geldings are better, I don't see it. In my experience the mare has been every bit as easy and pleasant (even more so in some cases) as the gelding (can't really say that about the stallion
). I love mares and currently that's all I own (or plan to own).
I don't have a problem with most of the mares I've met, to be honest. A few have been a bit "mare-ish" and pissy, but for the most part, you can't tell the mares from the geldings at the barn where we board without looking. However, Piper (Aires' half-sister) is pissy with EVERYONE (at least horse-wise). My friend had her gelding stalled next to Piper and ended up moving him as soon as she could because Piper kept going after her gelding (even partly knocked down the panels between their stalls one day). Then there's my friend's arab mare. She's 18 (maybe 20...we're not sure) and she had to be put on hormone replacement therapy because she was constantly in heat and started attacking my friend when she'd go to clean her stall. So yeah, my personal experience with mares hasn't been the greatest.