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  • Should i get a mare or gelding
  • Should you have two geldlings or a mare and a geldling

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    03-29-2013, 02:57 AM
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Foal
Mare OR Gelding ?

What do you think I should get Mare or a gelding… i’ve had a gelding but I have had too sell him due too personal issues.. and can get another horse in 6 months time but I was just wondering weather I should get a mare or a gelding and what everyones opinions were… as me and my gelding didnt really have a big connection.. what do you think.. also thinking weather I should get an appy paint pinto or grey or white… hmmm choices choices.. can be so hard…




     
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    03-29-2013, 03:33 AM
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Weanling
Im a big mare fan - I have two... have also owned geldings - but have never got the same connection I get with my mares...

You love mares or you hate though.. you can't MAKE a mare do anything - but get a good mare and wow
     
    03-29-2013, 04:12 AM
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Originally Posted by jody111    
Im a big mare fan - I have two... have also owned geldings - but have never got the same connection I get with my mares...

You love mares or you hate though.. you can't MAKE a mare do anything - but get a good mare and wow
yerh I was thinking maybe I should get a mare… as I don't get a connection with geldings either might be a bit diff with mares tho right ?
     
    03-29-2013, 04:24 AM
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Weanling
Personally, I prefer mares. Always have, probably always will. That being said, you don't ride gender/color/breed, it all comes down to the individual horse weather it suits your needs, and the connection you get with said horse. You'll search forever (unless your lucky) if you limit yourself to a specific gender, breed, and color. You can't possibly say "ill only get this horse if its x gender, x color, x breed", keep an open mind.
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    03-29-2013, 04:29 AM
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Personally, I prefer mares. Always have, probably always will. That being said, you don't ride gender/color/breed, it all comes down to the individual horse weather it suits your needs, and the connection you get with said horse. You'll search forever (unless your lucky) if you limit yourself to a specific gender, breed, and color. You can't possibly say "ill only get this horse if its x gender, x color, x breed", keep an open mind.


Yes that is very true soo i’m considering maybe getting a mare in six months time and try that out and see how my connection it there compared to my gelding… I mean of course I will fine the ONE first.. just hope I do feel more of a connection with a mare that's all.. I really need that special friend.. the friend ill always have to cry on and be there for and whos there for me… someone I can tell anything in the world to and still wont judge me or anything...
     
    03-29-2013, 07:52 AM
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Green Broke
You mine as well give up the search now if you are going to find the ONE first. It lives with the unicorns and is exempt from human eyes.


How long did you have the gelding before personal issues caused you to part company? Was he yours or a lease horse? Why not lease rather than purchase if that is the case until you find one with a compatible personality to yours and your needs? Will more personal issues arise to cause the same result?

I hope these are questions you have very good answers to before getting back into horse responsibility and I wish the best for you.



Either way, my vote is a gelding.
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    03-29-2013, 09:08 AM
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Green Broke
I personally will only own a mare as my personal horse.

Geldings are great and (in my experience) less intelligent than mares, as the rule, though there are exceptions. I've never gotten the competativeness or personality from a gelding that I have from a mare.

I have no problem working with geldings, but my personal horses will be mares because I've never met one I didn't at least click with personality wise thus far in my life. Sure, I'd love to be able to make my horse do what I want, but I find much more partnership with one I can't make do what I want and we have to work together to get whatever it is done.

But, I can't tell you what gender to get, because it's a personal decision. Sure I'll have geldings too, and I may ride them everyday, but the horse I'll have the biggest bond with is most likely going to be a mare. I worked great with Dude, a draft cross gelding, but I had a true partnership with my Pretty Mare that was my lease horse. I have every intention of buying her as soon as I sell my training project..if I can, I made the mistake of getting a mare and already feel a small bond between us after only a month of owning her.

Go look at every horse that sounds like what you want, regardless of gender and choose one.
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    03-29-2013, 10:11 AM
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Foal
Do not limit yourself to only mares or only geldings, it really depends on the horse. Yes, mare have more personality and tend to have that "connection" with their owners but I have found mares to be hit or miss, either you get along great or it is like a chore to ride.

I don't really prefer a gender although I have not had an ounce of trouble out of my gelding but my mare is very stubborn and expresses herself in VERY obvious ways. I think it is more their individual personalities than anything else. That being said I have lucked out with my gelding and both of our mares, I get along great with all of them. I believe it is more the individual horse that should be considered as some people get along with certain horses and not others, even though their personalities are very similar.
     
    03-29-2013, 02:05 PM
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Green Broke
I wouldn't limit yourself in your search. Consider any horse that seems like it might be a good fit for you whether it's a mare or gelding, Paint or Arabian, bay or cremello

When I was horse searching, the only thing I was certain of was that I didn't want a stock type horse. I ended up buying a half-QH who very strongly resembles his QH half. I've had him over a year now and I still couldn't be happier that I got him. I looked at so many other horses, I think if I hadn't gone to look at him just because he wasn't the ideal horse I had in my head I'd still be horse shopping!
     
    03-29-2013, 02:46 PM
  #10
Yearling
Don't limit yourself to a color and gender criteria. It mainly depends on what you want the horse for as to what breed to look at. I've had mares and geldings and anymore I don't have a preference. It all comes down to the individual horse, alot of people say mares have more heart. I've had alot of mares and my mare always tried her heart out for me, but my main horse now is a gelding. He gives everything he has every time, my other gelding he's more lazy. Both my geldings are my horses though and I find them alot more affectionate than my main mare ever was. Not saying I haven't had very sweet mares. Just go look at horses who catch your interest without any thoughts of gender stereotypes.
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