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    10-22-2013, 06:53 PM
Green Broke
I like mares more but I think it's more hit and miss. So I'll be more cautious buying a mare. Geldings, some I like, some a bit "meh" but in my experience they seem to be mostly okay all round. I have a gelding and a mare now, I like my mare but she can be difficult in the way that it's just her being ridiculous. My gelding I like too, and he's much more levelheaded and easier.
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    10-22-2013, 06:59 PM
I have never met a mare I've gotten along with. I don't have much experience with stallions so I'm going to go with geldings.

The mares I've dealt with have all been prissy and acted like they have a stick up their butt because they're mares and the two studs I've met have both been hot heads and really cocky.
    10-22-2013, 08:06 PM
I love mares. Even though they can be moody and a handfull when in heat, they're much more faithful than geldings.
Geldings are sweet and goofy with everyone, when you get a mare she'll give you everything she's got and more.
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    10-22-2013, 08:25 PM
I had a mare she refused to give me a good barrel run, but my boyfriend has her now & she gives it her all with him. -_- made me so mad! But, horses are like us, if they don't click with someone, they just don't click. I have a three year old stud & he gives his all at everything for me, but won't behave at all with anyone else. I've just had better experiences & rides out of geldings than mares, but my first horse was a mare & she taught me alot. (:
    10-22-2013, 09:52 PM
Green Broke
Mares all the way!! I've been around some awesome geldings and stallions, but I clicked better with mares.
    10-22-2013, 10:02 PM
Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
I guess when one is man-made. But if that is the case, then spayed mares would make a 4th gender, right!?
I've always considered it gender-status. O.O

Anyways I prefer mares. A little attitude can make things interesting now and then. However it depends on the horse so I can't say that for sure.
    10-22-2013, 10:23 PM
I've had both but my better ones has been mares. I have no problems with mares. Everything being equal, I'd take a mare every time.
    10-23-2013, 12:37 AM
I'm a gelding gal, but if a mare came along that I got along with well, i'd possibly consider a mare.
    10-23-2013, 01:04 AM
I never used to get on with mares, but that was my problem, I was lazy. My geldings are all pretty easy going, but it seems every mare has to be wooed, and you have to win them, once you do they are awesome.
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    10-23-2013, 01:17 AM
I've really only had geldings and I think there great, the only mares I've had are old except a Shetland x Welsh and she can be very moody at times.

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