Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
I think they both have their ups and downs. I think Geldings can be a little easier going in temperament, but I have seen some easy going mares too. For some reason I find it easier to bond with Geldings, but I think that's more of an issue with my own personality. Not that I haven't bonded with a mare, my "heart horse" was a mare.
As for care, mares tend to pee more, especially when in season which can be a pain in the butt to keep their stall nice. They can have mood swings, especially when they are wanting to breed. 'Geldings on the other hand have to have their Sheath cleaned every now and then, and well, I really HATE that job but I'm not sure I hate the once or twice a year cleaning of that more than I hate the constant pee stall....
All I know is when I looked for my current horse, Geldings were higher on the list than mares ha ha.