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is this true?

Discussion in 'Horses - all breeds / types' started by fishy_chick, May 13, 2004.

  1. fishy_chick

    fishy_chick New Member

    Is it true that stallions are calmer than mares?
  2. Samsintentions

    Samsintentions New Member

  3. Laura05

    Laura05 New Member

    where on earth did you hear that?? :shock:
  4. Samsintentions

    Samsintentions New Member

    Stallions are far more dangerous, their testosterone runs 24/7. Where as a mare goes through estrus at strategic times.

    Stallions are far more powerfull, and have a BIG tendancy to hurt you or someone eles without trying to . They are sexually drivin and it takes alot of training to have them HORSE safe. They fight other males, gelded or not, and want to herd females, in heat or not.
  5. fishy_chick

    fishy_chick New Member

    Thanks, Samsintentions, that helps me quite a bit. I guess I'll be going for a mare if I ever actually get to the point where I'm ready to buy.
  6. Samsintentions

    Samsintentions New Member

    Truthfully, mares get moody just like women, They have the monthyly moodswings. If your looking for a horse that stays melow all the time and his attitude is not going to change, I would go for a Gelding. THey have no hormones! Its been my experiance that geldings are great. They don't go through any hormonal changes (ie, their tesitcals are removed therefor no testosterone.) you don't have to worry aobut breeding, and they are generally safe around any mares.

    One thing though. Proud cut geldings still have stallion tendancies around mares. So beware of those!
  7. Malithemole

    Malithemole New Member

    Thats not all the way true, i have seen stallions like a puppy, even around a mare and i have seen some CRAZY mares. and the other way around it just depends. but to buy a horse it would be better to get a mare unless you get a young stallion/ colt and geld him.
  8. Sara

    Sara New Member

    First time horse owners should go with geldings IMO... DEFINATELY!

    If you can drum up a mare with enough patience to deal with first time owner woes then more power to you and a stallion...while there are exceptions...I wouldn't even LOOK at a stallion for ANYTHING but breeding purposes... Most stallions are VERY tough to handle for even experienced horse people.
  9. horses93

    horses93 New Member

    no they make mares crazy
  10. lynnhaz

    lynnhaz New Member

    alot of ranch wont have stallions. makes things very stressful. plus they can knock down fences, get destructive if they want to get to the mares. i am in phoenix. horses everywhere. on some of the arabian ranches they will have a stud runnin around, but the majority of privately owned ranches that i know wont have them. just too much of a risk

    this is "in general" from my experience. now...there are exceptions. i have met some really wonderful stallions that are pretty easy going. but not alot.

    by the way. i have never posted on this forum. i am usually in the cat forum. just found this today.

    i have a tennesse walker...lots of color. red/white. stockings and a blaze, and two spots on his tummy. ive had him eleven years. i had a pony horse growing up...chica...she was mostly arabian. very spirited. i prefer geldings though.

    is it okay to post on the horse forum with my avatar being a cat?

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