I have been horse shopping since last year. I too had geldings as a high priority . In an wanted ad I put down “gelding or non mare-ish mare who loves geldings” but I was scared to get a mare as I see folks in the barn ride the struggle bus with their mares. On Regulate, raspberry leaf , ect. I see others post ads “No mares or TB/TB crosses”. I kept forgetting I had had 2 other good mares and 3 TB/TB crosses that were great. So when I saw my girl, I was nervous. Oh God, what if she turns into a hot mess every months, what if she’s horrible with other horses. Her owner assured me she was not so I got her.
9 year old OTTB 16.2 mare, Amazing Grace, and she is the sweetest thing on 4 legs! You can’t tell when she’s in heat except she’s a bit flirty with my gelding in the pasture. Easy on the ground, lovely mover. She is now my 3rd GOOD mare and 4th TB. Folks if you are horse shopping, even if you are a low level AA, don’t overlook a mare . And don’t necessarily pass by a TB. Look at the individual not the breed. Pic of the best girl!