Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
The saying 'Ask a stallion, Tell a Gelding, and Discuss it with a Mare' is going through my head :) This is true in my opinion from the experience of riding different horses, but like Alwaysbehind says, moods can be worked through, but if the horse does what you ask and you like the horse, then there is no reason you should choose one over the other ased on sex alone (unless you plan to breed at some point down the road). You can get an extremely hot gelding just the same as you can a mare.
I have a mare, and even though she goes through her heat cycles, you make them work through it and eventually they get over the attitude when in heat and it stops affecting the work. Just the same, I suppose as a female, she eventually learns not to be crabby at work when she has PMS because she'll lose her job :)