Hope I didn't make a mistake! - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 15 Old 10-29-2012, 05:33 PM
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 87
• Horses: 0
I am glad that she setlled in and you guys are getting along! I actually prefer mares! Her size also can make her attitude seem like its more than it is. I get a 16h horse hoping around like a ditz I might move out of the way.. one of the Minis, no worries. Definitely get some riding pics for us! :)
LizNicole520 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 15 Old 10-29-2012, 07:22 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 482
• Horses: 0
I actually just got my first gelding in a long time last week. I have had mares pretty exclusively. The thing to remember about mares is that they take things personally. Mares are women, and as a female I can say that and mean all the good and bad that can be contained in that statement. ;) They need more time to settle in and like to be pampered a bit.

Spend a little time just grooming her and relaxing with each other. Woo her a little. ;)
MysterySparrow is offline  
post #13 of 15 Old 10-29-2012, 08:02 PM
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,712
• Horses: 0
I love mares, I love geldings and I especially love a well trained stud!

However: when you find a good mare.....you've really got a treasure in your hands.

I'd ask her to do a pile of stuff and see how willing and honest she is.....if you get good responses I'd stick with her.....but if she's sour and not willing I'd let her go.......
Muppetgirl is offline  
post #14 of 15 Old 10-30-2012, 09:20 AM
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 447
• Horses: 0
I am way afraid of mares. I just don't trust them. I've ridden them without issues, and enjoyed riding them, but I am unsure I will ever own one. Geldings and studs I am very comfortable with otherwise. Mares just make me wary on principal. But I understand that there are diamonds in mares, I just never seem to find them. And I have interacted with sweet hearts, I still can't give them me.

Think of it not as a failure but as a success in how not to do it.

Don't look in a horses mouth for a gift.
Joidigm is offline  
post #15 of 15 Old 10-30-2012, 09:29 AM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 17,193
• Horses: 0
If she was bitchy just with the others, she was doing her job. Mares make the decisions for the other horses, choices that help them survive. My shetland mare ruled two horses and they minded her. Watching herd dynamics is interesting.
Saddlebag is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Very sick yearling - Any help appreciated * UPDATE; he didn't make it. wild_spot Horse Health 31 06-21-2012 07:53 AM
Don't make this mistake in whitening a tail!! Spirit Lifter Horse Grooming 21 05-18-2012 11:02 PM
Penny's fashionably late boy... *** Sadly, he didn't make it. Crossover Horse Breeding 35 04-24-2012 02:39 PM
I don't want to make the same mistake... HorseExpert Horses for Sale 4 10-05-2010 06:17 PM
I don't want to make the same mistake... HorseExpert Horse Talk 2 10-05-2010 02:08 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome