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  • Do you like working with gelding or mare

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    10-23-2008, 12:18 PM
Which do you pefer: Mare, Gelding, both? or...

I perfer to ride/work with mares. Overall, they have seemed to bond more and make really good riding mounts and working partners. And, I don't mind when they become moody when they come into heat. The geldings, idk they just seem not to connect to me as much as mares do. So, that is my speel. What do you guys perfer?
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    10-23-2008, 01:12 PM
Depends on the horse, doesn't it?
    10-23-2008, 02:16 PM
I have only had geldings....and now im with my first mare and I love her...she is sweeter than my geldings were and more touchy feely...loves to be touched.....so I like both
    10-23-2008, 02:25 PM
Originally Posted by Joshie    
Depends on the horse, doesn't it?
Not necessarily...some people like (in general) the mood of either geldings or mares, or other people don't mind either way
    10-23-2008, 02:40 PM
    10-23-2008, 02:49 PM
Since owning a mare and 2 geldings, I much prefer geldings. While I do love my mare, I find her to get really moody, when she's in heat, and just plain old moody when she's not.
Though that is how she acts around woman.. men she adores....
    10-23-2008, 03:27 PM
Originally Posted by appylover31803    
Since owning a mare and 2 geldings, I much prefer geldings. While I do love my mare, I find her to get really moody, when she's in heat, and just plain old moody when she's not.
Though that is how she acts around woman.. men she adores....

She sounds like a typical gal...dontcha think? I still love em moody or sweet. Im sure my mare will give me a run for my $ one day and I will want my boys back.
    10-23-2008, 04:14 PM
Hands down without a doubt, mares. I've had one gelding and one mare and the difference between the two is astronomical. It probably has more to do with the individual horses, but I know some of it can be attributed to gender.
My gelding was even tempered and kind, but he was not affectionate and I never felt that he looked forward to seeing me or being with me. He was extremely lazy, slow, hard mouthed and not sensitive at all to my legs. I had to use huge spurs and a whip and since I was ten at the time I was miserable and felt like I was abusing my horse. I'm a very soft rider, too soft (my trainer says I have jello hands) and I wanted a sesitive horse that I would match with.
Well eight years later, I got my wish. Whether its because she's a mare or not, I'm not sure, but my new horse is incredibly sensitve to my aids. She's very quick and constantly ready to go at the feather touch of my heel.
But above all I love that she comes when I call her, nickers when she sees me, and presses her face against my chest for a rub. She was raised with a lot of attention and she seems to prefer me over other horses.
If she's any kind of a representation of mares, then I am a mare person through and through!
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    10-23-2008, 04:15 PM
Green Broke
I prefer geldings...i'm pretty moody myself, and there's only room for one!
    10-23-2008, 04:56 PM
Green Broke
Gelding here its all I have ever had ans he just so clam and no moodiness idk if I could ever be able to put up with a moody mare it would drive me nuts lol

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