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        10-22-2013, 05:53 PM
      #11
    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, 05:59 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    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, 07:06 PM
      #13
    Started
    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, 07:25 PM
      #14
    Foal
    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, 08:52 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    Mares all the way!! I've been around some awesome geldings and stallions, but I clicked better with mares.
         
        10-22-2013, 09:02 PM
      #16
    Yearling
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    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, 09:23 PM
      #17
    Foal
    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.
         
        10-22-2013, 11:37 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    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, 12:04 AM
      #19
    Trained
    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, 12:17 AM
      #20
    Weanling
    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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