Originally Posted by Velvetgrace
Bred mare acting studdish to barn buddy mare. What could be the problem? Bred mare will paw, nicker, whinney similar like a stud when she comes in nose contact with barn buddy mare (which is the lead mare of the pack). I have only observed this when I ride the bred mare in the same group with the barn buddy mare.
Not unusual behavior. Up to 20% of mares will also display estrus despite being in foal. What is an interesting observation is that there is a SLIGHTLY higher incidence of mares that display estrus producing foals, but mares that display stallion like behavior have no higher incidence of producing colts. Usually with the stallion like behavior, however, it is later in the pregnancy and not typically within the first 60 to 90 days...
Hope that helps!
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