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        01-28-2013, 12:14 AM
      #6831
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Stan    
    A gelding CW. Mares are never quiet no matter what their age.
    I know, off to the corner for that one.

    Hey do you know how to confuse a kiwi male.
    Put him in a round room and tell him to go sit in the corner.

    I do prefer a gelding over a mare anytime too
    Geldings are more quiet and sturdy
         
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        01-28-2013, 12:28 AM
      #6832
    Started
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Country Woman    
    I do prefer a gelding over a mare anytime too
    Geldings are more quiet and sturdy
    And intillergent, fumloving, hanbsome, cheap to keep, and so more much reliable. The listh goes one and one.

    Gave Bugs his feed bucket this morning and after finishing he lifted it up to the top fence rail when I took it in my hand he let go and then started on his hay. I even found myself saying thankyou. Some interesting times ahead.
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        01-28-2013, 02:51 PM
      #6833
    Green Broke
    It's snowing here, but not sticking-some of the flakes are almost an inch across! Pretty,but I really would like the house about 15 degrees warmer-LOL! Also our power went off for 4 hours last night so had to reset clocks & let all the electronics get re-booted. Hot tea sure is good on a day like this!
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        01-28-2013, 02:55 PM
      #6834
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Country Woman    
    I do prefer a gelding over a mare anytime too
    Geldings are more quiet and sturdy
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Stan    
    And intillergent, fumloving, hanbsome, cheap to keep, and so more much reliable. The listh goes one and one.

    Gave Bugs his feed bucket this morning and after finishing he lifted it up to the top fence rail when I took it in my hand he let go and then started on his hay. I even found myself saying thankyou. Some interesting times ahead.

    Do you REALLY want to start a mare vs. gelding debate???? My mare is one of the quietest, sturdy, intelligent, reliable horses I've ever known. Except for those couple days a month
         
        01-28-2013, 02:57 PM
      #6835
    Started
    Well the people came out to meet grace on saturday. I think it went good they said they would talk and then let me know.. I have not heard a thing so I am guessing they think she is too much horse for them. She was full of it Saturday she had not been ridden in over a week.
    I have another lady who is coming out tonight to visit with me and grace. I will see how that goes..
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        01-28-2013, 03:11 PM
      #6836
    Banned
    Stan, I agree with your wife's decision. It's not fun to lose confidence in a horse, at any age. And now, for you both riding should be fun and not stressful.

    Eliduc sorry that Trampus behaves like that. I hope you have a dressage whip with you when he does it.
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        01-28-2013, 04:21 PM
      #6837
    Trained
    I do not even know when my mare is in heat. She acts the same every day. Not that she acts all that great. But she is consistent.
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        01-28-2013, 04:44 PM
      #6838
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by With Grace    
    Do you REALLY want to start a mare vs. gelding debate???? My mare is one of the quietest, sturdy, intelligent, reliable horses I've ever known. Except for those couple days a month
    one of my friends horses a mare and she was very sweet
    And the horse I rode on the trail she was very good

    But I had a bad experience with Annabelle
         
        01-28-2013, 05:44 PM
      #6839
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Country Woman    
    one of my friends horses a mare and she was very sweet
    And the horse I rode on the trail she was very good

    But I had a bad experience with Annabelle
    Ah, yes. But that was more the owner issue than mare issue . Don't let it ruin your confidence, we want to see you ride as soon as you can!
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        01-28-2013, 06:15 PM
      #6840
    Yearling
    I had no interest in buying a mare. I was convinced I wanted a gelding QH. I ended up with a TB Mix mare.

    The only other mare I had experience with was the horse I was leasing and we just didn't "click".

    But I have to say.....the bond that Isabella and I have developed is pretty amazing. From what I hear, mares can be more standoffish than geldings, but once they let you in, the partnership is like no other.

    Luckily, even though she is going through some major hormonal issues, it doesn't change her behavior. She is pretty even keel all the time!
         

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