I think it boils down to preference, as there are horses of both gender that are great. I myself prefer geldings, as they tend to be more consistent. I always thought it was funny when people said that geldings have no heart, for two reasons. One is that they're the only horse out there that isn't
focused on getting laid (
) and two is that most of the NFR and CFR winners have been geldings. I think of Scamper, Bozo, Cruiser, Rocky, Risky Chris and go WOW!! Not to mention Buck, Reiner, Raylee Edward's horse (Mickey?), Mr. T, and Awesome. Mr. Consistency is okay in my books! I know Janae Ward's horse was a mare (when she won the NFR), but what about the buckskin that Janet Stover ran, does anyone know? And in the defense of mares, there is Deedee (J. Ward's), and I'm sure Chick makes up for a dozen geldings!!! Can anyone think of any other greats? Having said all this, I don't think that it matters what they are as long as your experience with that horse is valued by the rider.