Yes, mares can be more challenging. They’ve been described as the horse version of emotional, or moody, or overly sensitive. Maybe they are just more aware of their surroundings. Maybe they are hard-wired that way for survival, after all, it is usually the boss mare who socializes, disciplines, finds forage, and, well, does darn near everything to ensure the survival of the herd. Don’t get me wrong, I love my gelding and riding him is so much less complicated than the mare. It is a joy to climb on a horse that is basically the same every day without his own hidden agenda or fluctuating sensitivities. You must “win over” a mare, however, much more than a gelding, but it is so rewarding when you do. The trust of a mare who is a good leader, but who yields her leadership to a rider, is magical. Let’s hear it for the girls!
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