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post #51 of 63 Old 12-13-2009, 05:55 PM
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I would suggest a gelding i have 5 horses ( i don't have pictures of them yet) well,i lost my camrea.I have never owned a gelding but my horse is getting gelded soon,and i heard from my aunt (a judge in full size and minitures) said "gelding are much calmer then a stallion or mare'' and i agree with her,but if you would pefer a mare they are pretty calm.So what do you prefer in horses.I have a stallion (bad idea) and he is very bad....well i spoiled him,but that has gone TOO far.He rears when i walk up to him,bites me when i handle him,and when i put a saddle on he runs away,i know a stallion isn't one of your choices,but i would suggest NOT getting one.


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post #52 of 63 Old 12-13-2009, 06:19 PM
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I like mares, but geldings are cool too.
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post #53 of 63 Old 12-13-2009, 06:20 PM
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Geldings, geldings, geldings, love em and much prefer them to mares.
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post #54 of 63 Old 12-13-2009, 06:27 PM
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Well, my gelding acts like a total mare, but I think that is just because he is weird.
I have had 2 mares and 2 geldings so I don't really know which I perfer. Probably geldings but I really like mares also (Because they can have babies!) haha lol.

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post #55 of 63 Old 12-14-2009, 06:29 AM
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I have had both. When looking for a horse I don't care to much about the sex. I look more towards thier conformation and temperment. I started out with geldings then had mares now back to geldings....

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post #56 of 63 Old 12-14-2009, 11:15 AM
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I spoke too soon, I bought a gelding this weekend! But, he does sort of have a mare's personality... quite a lot of spunk! Does this make me a convert to geldings?

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post #57 of 63 Old 12-14-2009, 12:48 PM
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Geldings. I'm not sure why, I just love them but of course it depends on the horse.
I wouldn't count out a mare
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post #58 of 63 Old 12-14-2009, 03:04 PM
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I like both really...and I'm not sure that I would choose one over the other.

I have two mares and one boy right now, and to be honest I prefer working with the mares, because they aren't so lazy that you can't tell they are learning.

I know that mares can get snotty around their heat cycle, but to be honest, so do I, so I don't really use it as an excuse, more so that I understand what they might be feeling! I've never had a really exceptionally ****y one though, which I consider to be a blessing! Haha...I'd still like working with them though, because I find I enjoy that extra fire a mare can have, over a gelding.

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post #59 of 63 Old 12-14-2009, 03:47 PM
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Mares! I've gotten along with almost every mare I've handled. Quite a few of the geldings I've handled were pretty goofy.

If I were to buy a horse, I wouldn't limit my search to JUST a mare, though. A good horse is a good horse, I don't think gender MAKES a horse...that's what WE are supposed to do. If I was horse shopping and found a great mare, I'd take it. If I found a great gelding, I'd take it. If I found a great stallion, I'd take it and get it gelded.

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post #60 of 63 Old 12-14-2009, 05:48 PM
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Mares, hands down. I just like them. Every gelding that's been at my barn as been a pig in the stall. Mares are so much cleaner. I like the witchy-ness that sometimes comes over them as well.

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