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Mare or gelding, your opinions poll.
Between mares and geldings, give pros and cons about them.
It depends more on the temperament of specific horses than the gender. I will say that some mares can be particularly bad when they come into season, while some won't change at all. I have also known geldings that had to be put on hormones.
The only real difference I can think of across almost every other factor is that in my experience, geldings have a better resale value.
I like geldings because usually they have a bit more energy. My favorite though, is the stallion. It is super energetic, they are a bit sassy, and you can sell them for stud.
For your average horse person a mare or a gelding are the best options. For educated, experience and responsible horse owners a top quality, well conformed stallion with and superior show/performance record is a fine choice.
I have always been a gelding person myself, I have only met a few mares that I really clicked with or that clicked with me. Most were older lesson horses, and one was a young arab cross mare, but I have always thought of arabs as being a little more sensitive to people. She was a little crazy when in heat though.
I just love how geldings seem to be the same personality day in and day out, and I like reliability. As the saying goes "tell a gelding, ask a mare."
I'm a mare person all the way!!! I love how they put their whole heart into their work (even if their work consists of being a witch ;-) ) And I haven't rode a gelding I really had a deep connection with.
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