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post #11 of 25 Old 10-29-2010, 04:52 PM
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A good horse is a good horse. Mare or gelding.
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post #12 of 25 Old 10-29-2010, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Walkamile View Post
pssst, they are both wonderful, though I do prefer cleaning udders to sheath.
LMAO! A very, very good point!

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post #13 of 25 Old 10-29-2010, 06:46 PM
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I like both mares and geldings. Personally I would rather own a mare versus a gelding just because of personal preference. I have owned 3 mares and 3 geldings and my geldings were all moodier than my mares (which is not to say that I believe that is normal it is just the way it was). My current horse is a mare and she is the love of my life. My horse before her was a gelding and he was so super sweet and did his best all the time.
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post #14 of 25 Old 10-30-2010, 02:01 AM
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To me, it's not about the gender, but about the personality. I've met many mares and geldings, and I honestly can't remember one horse that stood out as 'OMG you are so moody/grumpy/etc I can't stand you'.
All horses are different.
I've met a mare that only likes one other horse, and absolutely hates any others. That doesn't mean she can't be ridden in a group or trailered with other horses. She was taught to behave. It might be obvious that she's not too happy about a certain horse being too close, but she doesn't bite or kick. She behaves.

I love my mare's personality. She's loves everybody, horses and humans. Tolerates any horse near her. You would never know if she's in heat unless she's with her favorite gelding.

I've had geldings that were so smart, curious, and loving. They were like big dogs, plus they would chew on and play with every bucket, open any door, untie any lead rope, escape every paddock! But I loved that they would go against the norm, and try to open/untie/whatever things for sometimes an hour while their friends were like, "Whatever, that's too much work. I'm eating grass. Nom. Nom."

They all have a bit of the happy go lucky/in your pocket personality, and I love that kind. Whenever I find a horse like that I instantly fall in love, mare or gelding.

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post #15 of 25 Old 10-30-2010, 10:42 AM
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I've heard people say that geldings act like dogs and mares are like cats- i think it's so true. I like geldings better. probably because they act more like dogs lol! i<3 dogs!

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post #16 of 25 Old 10-30-2010, 11:10 AM
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Well, I like both of them and most the mares we've had or HAVE are moody loke our mare right now is such a BUTT! Our geldings aren't much better around her but they just think she's hot despite her kicking their butt!!!! XD But she's a good mare, but if I could choose my first choice would be a gelding but if I found a mare for 500 dollars that was a barrelracer/gymkhana/4H, did trails great, and even a lil english she would be in my barn!
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post #17 of 25 Old 10-30-2010, 12:26 PM
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I love mares! They can seem so heartless.... lol. The kind of horse that will knock you off their back while your not looking. lol not literally, but any gelding ive ever ridden has tryed not to let me fall if were galloping around bareback and i get unbalanced or something, rena or ****y or any other mare ive ridden just watch me fall and look at me like: WOW, you dumby, whyed you fall off?
haha but thats probably just me...
I find the moodiest mares are the ones who dont have good training, if you teach the mare from day one that you are boss, then IMO they might not accept that right away. but they wont test you so much, or push you around so much. like someone said, a good trained horse is a good trained horse.

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post #18 of 25 Old 10-30-2010, 12:51 PM
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I grew up with everyone putting the mares down, my husband to this day hates a mare. I've always loved them and had great time with them. found them to be braver leaders then the boys.

That said......a few years back I had a saddlebred mare I purchased as a 3 1/2 year old .........lets just say a light bulb came on and I KNEW what people meant when they said A MARE< YOU DONT WANT A MARE, lol.

I did finally work through things with her, and ended up having a great time with her;o) my friend owns her now and I love watching them together;o)
my next project is a mare as well, she's only a 1 1/2 years old so got plenty of time to figure out her personality;o)
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post #19 of 25 Old 10-30-2010, 01:08 PM
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To me, mares are way better. Yes, geldings are sweet and quiet, but thats the problem. For they're TOO quiet. I love how mares have so much personality! Plus, I feel like we can relate more.

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post #20 of 25 Old 10-30-2010, 02:38 PM
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I like mares! For the challenge when they're on a pms :P ****y Mare syndrome.
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