Ok, Ok. I realize that there are many excellent horses out there that just happen to be mares. I also realize that geldings are likely to be a little screwy as well. I have had some great horses and they were mares, but I've recently found reason to concede that I have not the time or patience to deal with the wishy-washiness that comes with owning a mare. I may be a bit biased due to recent events that involved my AQHA mare.
She was well bred enough. Out of "Impressive" bloodlines and (-/-) HYPP. Honestly, there was nothing wrong with this mare that plenty of long rides and some patience wouldn't fix. She just had that attitude that kept me knowing we weren't on the same team. It was like she was constantly waiting for an opportunity to give me grief. She was sold to a friend of mine and he has yet to report any distaste for her attitude. Maybe it was just me. Lol. I guess I will try again if the right horse comes along now that I think about it.