I love my opinionated, silly mares. I even love 'em when they're in heat. Ok, maybe not so much when they're in heat in Feb....LOL! I have 1 Gelding, 3 Stallions and 6 mares. My main riding horse, or 'go to' horse is a mare and she is the most opinionated, bossy one of the entire lot. She's also the most loving, to me, and will follow me around like a puppy dog just hoping for a scritch. I've taught her all the bad habits I've never taught another horse, like to back up to me when she wants her butt scratched with the apple picker. She'll chase me all over her stall, backwards, when I'm in there with the picker. If she gets impatient, "Patti, I swear I'll scratch your butt when I'm done picking your stall.", she'll take one big ole hoof and knock the wheel barrow over and stand there and look at me. I give in. Mares are HILARIOUS the ways the get you to do things for them. They're manipulative. Some are snuggly, some are stand-offish, some are independant, they're all different.