Why do men have things against mares? - Page 3

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

Why do men have things against mares?

This is a discussion on Why do men have things against mares? within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

Like Tree30Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    11-04-2012, 12:11 AM
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.
Sponsored Links
    11-04-2012, 12:21 AM
Estrogen. Some mares tend to be pretty opinionated too and the guys just HATE that, LOL!
    11-04-2012, 12:25 AM
Green Broke
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....
royalhkay likes this.
    11-04-2012, 12:38 AM
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.
Posted via Mobile Device
    11-04-2012, 12:48 AM
Freisians DO look wonky. To square.
    11-04-2012, 12:53 AM
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.
Posted via Mobile Device
    11-04-2012, 12:56 AM
Originally Posted by Joidigm    
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.
Posted via Mobile Device
    11-04-2012, 12:57 AM
This is what selenie-weanie has to say about guys and geldings.

    11-04-2012, 01:03 AM
LOL, mare ears! Says it all without making a sound.
    11-04-2012, 01:15 AM
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.
riccil0ve likes this.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Would like to sell/trade a few things. Looking for a few things. SissyGoBob Tack and Equipment Classifieds 34 06-07-2011 07:50 PM
Mares only? Seahorseys Barn Maintenance 27 04-08-2010 09:00 PM
oh mares! Painted Ride Horse Breeding 13 10-24-2008 07:57 AM
Mares Mounting Mares? whitetrashwarmblood Horse Health 10 08-25-2008 11:52 PM
GRR, mares ilovemydun Horse Training 7 01-11-2008 03:26 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0