Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chula Vista, CA
Horses all have different personalities and so do humans. Sometimes you get a bad mix of the two. I love the mares. But this doesn't say that there aren't nice geldings out there too! Mares, to me, are more focused on the task, with no goofy games. Now, it also means that you must be the alpha to her and gain her respect, since mares are the leaders of the herd. I feel like once you establish that hierarchy with a mare, she is putty in your hands....even the craziest, moody ones. I have two mares...and I don't care what is going on hormonally or between the two of them, it all stops when they are with me, individually or the three of us together. Geldings are more playful and may have an alternative agenda. However, that is good for some people who want their horses to be 'fun'! Some people like the mystery and being kept guessing.
However, if you are a timid person, unable to establish that hierarchy with a mare, that could get you in trouble too....but, that can apply to both sexes as well.