However, I don't have very much experience with mares. I used to ride one for my friend, but that was years ago. I know that they come into heat, and are very moody during that time. But I also hear the phrase "Oh, she's acting up again..Just like a mare" a lot.
The only horses that I've owned have always been geldings, so I need to know more about mares in general. What are your experiences/opinions? Please don't be shy to share your expertise!
P.S..This mare would also be my step-dad's, and he would be riding her frequently while I'm in Arkansas, so please don't think I'm just going to be abandoning her for months at a time.