Which do you prefer? And why? I would love to hear opinions and stories on this question.
lucky you ! when my sis got her mare i couldnt ride my gelding with her bc when she was in heat the mare would run backwards at my boy & try to get him to mount her....nipped that one in the bud really quick !A horse is what you make of it. Mare, gelding or stallion a horse will act how you allow them to act. I have a stallion that acts like a gelding even around mares in heat and I have never had a mare that acted different when she was in heat.
Ditto.I love mares. I've met a few geldings that I adore but I ditto what brighteyes said, I like the willfullness mares have. I love how Lacey doesn't just take what I tell her to do and do it, she wants to know why it's a good idea. She forces me to be a better rider because she's not going to obey me if I don't show her that I'm worth obeying.
I also feel like mares get more attached to people. I've certainly met geldings that are deeply attached to their person but there's a certain level of adoration a mare has for her person that I've just never seen from a gelding.