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  • Mares vs geldings - attitude
  • Mares vs. geldings

View Poll Results: Mares or geldings?
Mares 18 32.14%
Geldings 23 41.07%
Depends 15 26.79%
Voters: 56. You may not vote on this poll

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    06-17-2008, 02:26 PM
Geldings, hands down. I don't have the patience to put up with a mare's nasty attitude and if I was a quick horse, it's not going to be a mare.
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    06-21-2008, 08:58 AM
I honestly couldn't choose. My mare Penny's awesome, although she can be a pill when she wants to be ;p such as on some day's i'l go on a trail ride and she decides that, no her brakes don't work today, lol. But she's never kicked/bitten/bucked/pigrooted/bolted etc etc since the day I brought her home. I've never noticed her being moody or such when on heat, although lately she's been difficult, but I think that's jealousy coz i'm giving most of my attention to my other horse.
My gelding's a sweetie, but a bit more nervy than my mare (thats coz he's young and a tb though), I still haven't sussed his personality out completely, as i've only had him a few months, so I can't really compare.
I'd say that both have their pro's and con's, it depends on personal preference. Me? I'd have both
    06-30-2008, 09:23 PM
Originally Posted by .Delete.
Im more of a gelding person. I find they are much more forgiving and easier to work with. I tend to make mistakes and its almost like my mares take it to personally. They get ticked off realy easily. But geldings forgive.

That's just my understand of it.
i agree with you completely all the accidents i've had were on mares. That's not saying that it was all their fault, but they really do hold a the last gelding I rode was like a puppy always loving and forgiving no matter what.
    06-30-2008, 10:41 PM
Mares, they are wayyyy more loyal than gelding and I like an attitude , geldings are boooring !
    07-01-2008, 09:11 AM
Originally Posted by irisheyes12
Geldings, hands down. I don't have the patience to put up with a mare's nasty attitude and if I was a quick horse, it's not going to be a mare.
Not all mares have a nasty attitude!!! My mare has lost a baby and been fed wrong her whole life until we got her and she doesn't even get nasty when she is in heat, yes she can have an attitude but not a nasty attitude!!!!! She is an amazing horse because of what she has been through.
    07-02-2008, 06:19 PM
I'm all for the geldnings and thought I would never own a mare but that all changed when I got Juno. I almost didn't even look at her add because she was a mare!

But now! She the best thing I have ever had!!!!!!!!!!
    07-02-2008, 07:48 PM
See, I'm a gelding person. But my mare would easily prove all of you wrong. She is such a puppy dog and is so forgiving.
    07-03-2008, 03:09 PM
I prefer mares....sure they have there time in the month......but don't we all?! And if something happens to them, and they can't be ridden, then they can turn out to be a good broodmare. Geldings get injured and they no longer have anything they can do. So if you look at it like that then ya mares are better hands down.
    08-04-2008, 10:52 AM
I have always had mares but have ridden and worked with plenty of geldings. Mares for me hands down. Yes they can be nasty sometimes, but that is not every mare. Growing up my sister had a gelding and he was bullish, often nasty and difficult on the ground (perfect in the ring)

I had a mare who was an angel, never nasty and very polite. Each horse is different, but you will meet many people who swear mares are just trouble.
    08-04-2008, 07:38 PM
Mine does something wrong I tell her off within 3 minutes of the disagreement she's nuzzling me again

Love Mares:)

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