Older Girl: Mom, I've been reading this horse book from the library and I think my first horse should be a gelding. The book says that they are gentler and calmer.
Older Girl: Yeah, I think a stallion would be too spirited for a new rider and this book says that mares get grumpy in heat.
Me: No doubt.
Older Girl: But I think that might not be true for all mares. Dakota, my mare at horse camp, was very calm and it was super hot that week. But maybe the riding arena was air-conditioned, so she didn't feel it as much.
Me: Mmph . . . yeah, maybe.