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post #41 of 46 Old 12-07-2008, 10:08 PM
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Personally, I can pretty much go either way. Both have their downfalls.

For geldings, it is the fact that boys will still be boys, and some of them take FOREVER to get over the fact that they have been gelded. At the time, they are probably the better choice for newbie riders because they tend to be gentler with people.

For mares, it is their attitude. Just like human females, we have attitude and intuition and we are not afraid to show it. Not to mention, when they are in season, we must understand that life is hard on them because they have got all the silly boys chasing them.

However, though I love both, I would much more prefer a mare. I own a GREAT gelding, and at the same time I have met a gelding who still had the testosterone(sp?) attitude of a stallion. With the two mares I own right now, I believe that I can understand them better, and that they understand me.

But, all in all, it really depends on the horse. Some geldings and mares will be great, some will just have attitude and be "alpha-ish"

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post #42 of 46 Old 12-08-2008, 11:40 AM
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I am a "mare person" never realized how much gelding people dont' like mares. I have a mare for sale and someone who was interested found out their barn does not even allow mares! Mares seem to bond more and have more personality but that is a generalization. Love them all!
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post #43 of 46 Old 12-08-2008, 11:48 AM
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doesnt matter much to me..but it seems like most of our geldings are the horses that are getting rode more often. Like they are preffered at my ranch anyways. Personaly I woudl ride my stud any day before riding any of our other horses. I trust him more than any of the other horses.
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post #44 of 46 Old 12-08-2008, 12:56 PM
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that must be an amazing stud hoss.

A good cowboy always has a better horse at the end of the ride, a poor cowboy will be afoot reguardless of the horse.

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post #45 of 46 Old 12-08-2008, 01:01 PM
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he is for sure! Best behaved horse I have ever rode. He is very "polite." I was 11 years old the first time I rode him and have NEVER had a problem with him. Once that saddle is on his back he knows its time to work and not to be calling his mares or act like a stallion. I have put people who have never rode before on his back and never thought twice about it...sorry for going off there a little...this horse is my pride and joy...as you can all probably tell.
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post #46 of 46 Old 12-08-2008, 02:38 PM
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yes ma'am, want to sell him?

A good cowboy always has a better horse at the end of the ride, a poor cowboy will be afoot reguardless of the horse.

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