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post #41 of 44 Old 07-16-2014, 09:02 PM
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My first four horses were geldings. Number one was a saint despite his lack of actual training (and no comments about green on green, I was seven and had no say) and would do anything, or at least attempt to, you told him to even if he had never actual been trained to do it. He was jack of all trades, master of none, but we had fun anyway. He was one in a million and I still have him. Number two was and absolute train wreck mentally and physically, long irrelevant story there. Number three I'm getting ready to sell because, despite being a great horse we have completely different goals in life. Number four I'm also selling. He's a rescue with the personality of a rock and the brains to match.
Now, my little mare on the other hand, is the smartest little thing I've ever swung a leg over. She's still green, but it usually takes her three tries or less to get a new exercise right and she will do absolutely anything to please. She has convinced me that mares are the way to go.
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post #42 of 44 Old 07-17-2014, 04:27 PM
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Personally, I like geldings the best. I own 3 geldings and 3 mares, but I prefer geldings.

It depends on the age, training, temperament, and experience.

My first horse was a gelding I got 5 years ago, at the age of 12. I still have him today.
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post #43 of 44 Old 07-17-2014, 04:45 PM
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I think it depends on your personality. A lot of geldings are friendly, in-your-pocket-type horses. Mares tend to be more no-nonsense. Just depends on which one you prefer.

If I ever get another horse, I'd like to try a mare. My geldings are big mushes that don't know what work is. I love the work ethic and bravery of a lot of mares I've known. They can be sassy and standoffish, but I'm the same way so we get along well.
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post #44 of 44 Old 07-17-2014, 07:05 PM
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I really should have read the thread more carefully before initially posting. Gender of the horse doesn't really matter when you're training. What matters is what type of horse it is and what type of personality it has, and what you like or are looking for. I've had the chance to ride some amazing horses that were both mares, geldings or studs.
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