Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
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I've tried to avoid mares over the years for that very reason. Just as in any species, in horses, some mares can be cranky during their cycle; with others, you never know they are in heat.
With the mares I've had that become difficult, I don't really treat them any different. When they need to work, they must work. I'm just a little more cautious with them and try to avoid putting too much pressure on their flanks. They are uncomfortable and I respect that but I won't tolerate a horse that becomes a nightmare (no pun intended).
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.