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    04-25-2012, 08:09 PM
Half Good, Half Bad Luck.....

Well, the morning started out like this.....

My dad took my truck so I couldn't take May up for her pregnancy check. We tried to get it re-scheduled because she couldn't make it. SO, we have it scheduled around noon on Monday.....Great! She was last bred on April 8th, Sunday. Today I believe makes it Day 17. She will be 3 weeks if she's preggers.

Well, Mom and I thought maybe it was God sent. That we were suppost to go today for some odd reason. Just a good thought I think.

Tonight I developed the idea that maybe since this is the time she has been coming back into heat, we could see what she did with Bentley teasing her. Odd enough we get him out of his stallion and let him graze for like five minutes. Then lead him up to the fence where neither of them could get hurt if my gelding decided to challenge. The result ended up being she kept talking right at him, but her tail wasn't too the side or up unless she was walking. She never pinned her ears, or bothered to kick out in any way. So far that meant nothing right? Bentley starts talking loudly like he's ready to breed, even walked like he was ready to service. Since some random guy decided to come over, we had to back him off.....didn't want to put the guy in danger so we let him graze while keeping an eye on her and him. He was grazing and eyeing her, no longer talking to her. My gelding just sat back and stayed happy. After the guy left, we didn't think anything was going on. But, she still continued to talk to him even after I got in the pen to hold my gelding. Where I lead my gelding she went with him. When my stallion called, she started to answer, but she decided to walk away and hid behind my gelding. We were thinking, "What was that?" We didn't get our hopes up for answers. We kind of felt like she was half avoiding him. She kept her ears up the whole time watching Bentley. Needless to say Bentley was waiting for something I believed, if anything else. I actually got to pet her without the odds of her running away. I'd never believe it if I didn't see it. She typically runs off, but instead she takes interest in my lead rope that I have on my gelding.

Doesn't anyone think that if she is pregnant that by me teasing her she will abort her baby? She has sort of been hanging around with the boys over at the other pen.... I thought I would ask concidering that has been a question I just wonder about.....I did this as well because she is a silent heat mare. She's been doing this all year. And I thought that if I teased her, it would give me an answer. It's unprofessional yes, but all my vet does is chalk it up as bring her in and wont say anything else on his opinion....I don't know what else to do. I've not had a silent mare and she's never done this to me either around breeding season. Mom says that they will be seeing each other very soon.......I'm holding thy tongue till I see something or an ultrasound....
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    04-25-2012, 08:29 PM
I'm used to that fact that if a mare was interested she would talk, squat, and present. For her, just all talk.
    04-25-2012, 08:34 PM
Green Broke
Hard to know, some mares will continue to stand for stallions long into pregnancy. Guess you will just have to wait until Monday. ;)
    04-25-2012, 08:43 PM
Ugh! I wish I could of made it today! :)
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    04-25-2012, 09:26 PM
Mares in the wild don't abort just because there is a stallion nearby. They don't care if he tries to pull his moves - they really only want a back massage this time. Domesticated mares would be no different - in some places it is common practice for the stallion and his mares to stay in a herd environment all year round. These mares don't abort either.

If you mare aborts (not saying she will) it will be because there is a problem, either with the embryo or with her. Not anything to do with talking to a stallion. She may just be a tease
    04-25-2012, 10:22 PM
Something. She had Bentley introducing himself before we could see him attempting to rear up. I mean that boy was tucking himself under ready to mount and walked a few steps. As they were screaming at each other. They were louder than bangies. He was ready for the time of his life. Acted just as he did except the rearing from he first tried to breed last year. At least he pulled away when we asked. She wouldn't shut up.
Ill be testing her testing tomorrow.

Am I wrong to continue teasing her? None of us who have been around horses think she is pregnant, but then again we've not had to deal with a silent heat mare.
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    04-25-2012, 10:27 PM
I personally wouldn't tease her, but more for the stallion's sake than for her's to be honest. Poor thing thinks he is going to get his end away, and gets denied every time lol.
    04-25-2012, 10:27 PM
There are some mares, even in full blown heat that won't let a stallion mount her. And then there are the mares that will allow a stallion to mount at any time, even when they aren't in heat. You just can never tell with a mare until there is an ultrasound being done or until feet are coming out her hindend.

And I agree with Chillla not to tease for the stallions sake. You might not be able to control him next time or it might make him aggressive because he's denied what he so achingly wants time and time again...
    04-25-2012, 11:07 PM
If she has a chance of being in heat and we wait till Monday, wouldn't I miss her? I thought stallions could catch a scent that she throws off and he knows when? He hasn't acted like this. She's just been so vocal and stood there when he approached I didn't know what to think. Should I talk to my vet if she seems to be in heat? Yesterday she pee'd and stood there for a while and called....she already had her grain and stuff... she actually raced to the part of the fence where she could talk to him. She wouldn't mess with the five year old just him...idk. I ll keep an eye on her
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    04-26-2012, 01:11 AM
Ill see how she is tomorrow without the stud. She's been hanging with the gelding and at the corner of the fence that Bentley can see her. Tomorrow is trimming day for our horses so hopefully everything will go well.
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