Mares temperament

by Wilma Jackson
(Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada)

At what age can I accept my 7 year old warmblood mare's temperament to get better??

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Oct 16, 2012
Mares Temperament
by: Saskia

Thanks for posting your question! If I am understanding your question correctly I think you are asking when she will stop acting "mare-ish"??

If that's the case; It has been my experience that mares can in some cases have a stronger personality than say a gelding due to hormones etc. However geldings and stallions can have behavioral issues as well. Usually this can be evolved through good ground handling and correct riding and training techniques.

I have found that sometimes these stronger willed horses are the more talented and just need the training that brings it out in them. Not through force or abuse but rather firm, fair and mostly very clear requests--real give and take so that they know when they have done it right.

It can sometimes take a few attempts with different coaches and trainers to find the one that clicks with your and your horse but it is worth it!

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