Reader Photo Challenge: Moody Mares (and Geldings)

We’ve all seen the “resting mare face.”

Whether you call it Resting Mare Face, Mare Glare, Passive Aggressive Face, “Obstinate Resting Face” (as one reader described her mule) or something else entirely, we’re all familiar with that look. This week, we wanted to see your mares’ worst “mare glares” – ears pinned and all. Here are 14 examples… and they’re not always mares.

Photo by Amy Dulan.

Photo by Cassie Twiest.

“She gives this passive aggressive face to the farrier even though he is a gentle and calm guy. She gives the same face to the vet and equine dentist. She never does anything, just passively warns.” Photo by Denise Kirby.

Even jack mules can have resting obstinate face. Photo by Jackie Schultz DeSpirito.

Photo by Jennifer Chapman.

Photo by Jessica Farren.

Photo by Jodie Carlson.

“Chili was not pleased with BIG little sister and her antics.” Photo by Lauren Gast.

“Baby mare glare, an hour later I was flying through the air. I should’ve seen it coming.” Photo by Natalie Leighton.

Photo by Noelle Snyder.

“Mya the Mustang gave me mare glare after we worked with spray bottles,” photo by Shannon Hayden.

“My mare didn’t like her ribbon,” photo by Stephanie Cantrell.

Photo by Tanya Cheng Buell.

Keep an eye out for next week’s 24-hour photo challenge! We announce challenge subjects on Monday around the end of the day on both Instagram and Facebook.