I love your stalls Blue!
Well, I might need to take a break from lessons for a bit because Rowing (The sport) is getting a bit expensive. Luckily I have a back-up elderly arabian pony that I can still ride for practice and fun as much as I want :/ The little 14.2 1/2 hand arabian mare isn't the same as a 16.2 hand thoroughbred gelding... Although I do prefer mares.
Like others were discussing before, mares seem to try harder, are a bit more fun to ride and seem to have more of a "connection" with their rider.