The only stock horses I have a hot clue about Other than the Goers Design babies are the Obvious Conclusion kids because I delt with quite a few and had a daughter. The geldings were worth their weight in gold as junior WP horses. They did GREAT as WP horses and had the best minds for a junior rider. They learned fast, didn't fuss, weren't spooky, once they learned their job you could leave them for months, load them up, go to a show and they were flawless. You could go down the trails and take them swimming, push cows, use them as a pack horse, teach a few lessons and then show on them. Just fantastic all round horses. The mares OTOH could be wonderful like the gelding or could be a nightmare. They seem to be a bit flakier. Some had to be on regumate or they were basket cases, some would fight you every day over stupid little things like going past a rock they had seen for the last 6 years of their life, some disliked people and were just misserable to ride ( ears pinned, tail whipping), some were very dominante and beat the tar out of the other horses, some were neurotic and would walk the fence, keeping them sound was neigh impossible. The geldings seemed to be spared this, it was just the mares that were nuts. Not all of them but enough to make you wonder.