I know some guys that prefer mares. I, personally, don't. I find it easier to deal with geldings and studs, even if the mare is sweet as pie. It just takes that one moment of refusal, you can push a gelding through it, but in my experience, you would have to fight a mare through the same ordeal.
Mares are witches. Even the sweet ones have a hidden witch to them. And I say that having never been bucked by a mare. I've been bucked, crow hopped, and dumped by geldings. But only a mare has ever outright fought me and refused to move forward for me. Ill take bucking over running backwards any day. :)
Think of it not as a failure but as a success in how not to do it.
Don't look in a horses mouth for a gift.
Last edited by Joidigm; 11-03-2012 at 10:29 PM.