I heard a theory, in relation to dogs but I think it applies to most animals, that they bond better to their owner/handler if they are different sexes? An I was wondering what you guys all thought about it in relation to horses?
At home our dog's a girl and she loves my dad more than anyone else, even my mum who feeds/trains/cares for her, and our kitten who is a male seems more attached to myself and my mum, although we haven't had him long enough to really tell.
As for my horses, Penny and I get along fine, but I wouldn't say we have that really close 'bond' that some people have with their horses, much as I love her, and my gelding I haven't had long enough to have really know.
So... do you thing that (in general, there are exceptions to every rule) geldings bond better to girls/women and mares to boys/men?
Personally I don't know, I was just curious to see what everybody thought.