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    11-04-2012, 12:11 AM
  #21
Weanling
I think those that have their own mares and can develop a relationship with them, are in for gold. But try riding someone elses mare, or a schooling mare. Yeah, theyll go for you, until you come across something they don't want to do. Yeah, you can probably get them to do it, but probably not after a frustrating battle that makes you want to rip your hair out.

I like high energy geldings with wild personalities, like total class act comedians that become destructive and crazy if not handled daily lol. I've been playing with a National Show Horse (Arabian/Saddlebred/Paint cross) for my dose of crazy. I can do crazy. But I can't do witchy. Witchy as in we just passed that barrel on the last go around of the arena and suddenly you want to stop and refuse to go between it and the rail so you stop and start wheeling backwards and no matter what angle I approach it you wont go through it until I smack the crap out of you after 5 minutes of arguing. A gelding would have walked right through it after the first reprimand. A mare takes a screaming fit of an arguement while my instructor laughs her arse off at my predicament. Same arguement happened with another female student, same mare, different day. She passes that barrel 50 times a day 5 days a week.
     
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    11-04-2012, 12:21 AM
  #22
Trained
Estrogen. Some mares tend to be pretty opinionated too and the guys just HATE that, LOL!
     
    11-04-2012, 12:25 AM
  #23
Started
We have 10 mares and 0 geldings.

Life is interesting, to say the least.

My dad actually really likes riding mares, mostly because his mare is special in the head and thinks she's a 16.2hh dog....
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    11-04-2012, 12:38 AM
  #24
Trained
I think everyone has their preferences and there will always be people who doesn't like what you do. No reason to get your knickers in a knot over it. For instance, I don't like Freisians, I think they look wonky. *shrugs*

I am a woman and I own two mares. Just happens to be what I ended up with. I love them both. In fact, my least favorite horse at the barn is a gelding, but it's just him, I've meant plenty of wonderful geldings.
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    11-04-2012, 12:48 AM
  #25
Weanling
Freisians DO look wonky. To square.
     
    11-04-2012, 12:53 AM
  #26
Trained
I am just speaking from the experience of a cowboy perspective, but in a work and a large herd situation no one wants to deal with heat cycles.
Mares are used mainly for reproduction. Anyone that has turned a mare out with a herd of geldings knows that it disrupts the hierarchy, hence the reason why big ranches never had mares for saddle horses running with the geldings.
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    11-04-2012, 12:56 AM
  #27
Trained
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Freisians DO look wonky. To square.
Glad I'm not alone! Lol. I don't like how their neck ties in. And boxy is a good way to describe it. Not long enough for the long legs, haha.
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    11-04-2012, 12:57 AM
  #28
Trained
This is what selenie-weanie has to say about guys and geldings.

     
    11-04-2012, 01:03 AM
  #29
Trained
LOL, mare ears! Says it all without making a sound.
     
    11-04-2012, 01:15 AM
  #30
Yearling
Well, I'm a guy and I have a mare - the only horse I've ridden, really. Sure, she can be a little persnikity at times, and she does tend to act as though I'm her idiot child (but when it comes to riding, I AM an idiot child, so that's ok), but I wouldn't trade her.

On the other hand, I am not the kind of guy who feels that he has to go around putting on a show of how macho he is. Most of my human friends are women, too.
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