Poll Recap: Mares, Geldings, or Stallions?

Of the 1,485 respondents, 605 (41%) said they prefer to own geldings.

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Everyone has a personal preference when it comes to owning and riding horses. In last week’s online poll, we asked our readers which they preferred to own: mares, stallions, or geldings. More than 1,450 people responded and we’ve tallied the results!

Of the 1,485 respondents, 605 (41%) said they prefer to own geldings, while 337 (23%) said they prefer mares. Just 28 respondents (2%) said they prefer stallions, while the remaining 515 respondents (35%) said a horse’s sex doesn’t matter and that they judge each horse by it’s individual merit.

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Jennifer Whittle, TheHorse.com Web Producer, is a lifelong horse owner who competes with her Appaloosas in Western performance events. She is a University of Kentucky graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Communications and Leadership Development, and master’s degree in Career, Technical, and Leadership Education. She currently lives on a small farm in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

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