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    05-09-2010, 11:06 AM
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Foal
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Hi I have a 3 year old part work horse part saddle horse mare. We keep her at my boyfriends grandparents farm, he has a few horses himself, which he does nothing with them, he also has a stud. There is two pastures, but they are only separated by a hot wire on the top and barb on the bottom. We usually try to keep him inside while the other horses are out. But I have a suspicion that my boyfriends grandfather put him out in the pasture beside hers and I think that something happened and he got through the fence, not 100 percent sure. I haven't noticed her come into heat for awhile, along with the halflinger we have. My boyfriends strawberry roan has been in heat since though. Its probably been like two months since this would have happened, maybe not quite, but it has been a while since I seen her come in heat. Would she skip heats where she is younger? Any suggestions, or ideas?
     
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    05-09-2010, 11:12 AM
  #2
Green Broke
Some horses will not cycle over winter, but the days should be long enough now (assuming you are in the northern hemisphere) for her to be back in swing. Since she is only three, did you notice her cycling last year? They can be pretty irregular for the first several heat cycles. She might be late to mature. Best bet is to get a vet out to check her asap. Horses can and certainly will breed through fences.
     
    05-09-2010, 11:14 AM
  #3
Foal
Ya Im in canada it has been warmer her for a while. Yes I noticed her come into heat last year. Is it possible her heat cycles wouldn't be as heavy as before?
     
    05-09-2010, 11:18 AM
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Green Broke
Mares can be very obvious about their heat, or sometimes you can't even tell. My pony mare is full on head hanging down, back legs spread, squealing, and peeing herself when she is in heat - there's no question about it. But my other mare, the only way I can tell is my gelding sniffs her rump a bit more. I wouldn't be surprised is she was more obvious in her earlier heat cycles and is "settling" into it a bit more as she gets used to it, however if you haven't seen any signs of heat and you know she could have potentially been exposed to a stallion, you are safer assuming she HAS been bred rather than assuming she hasn't. Get her checked out. I am pretty sure 2 months is too late to get her flushed. Get the haffy checked out too. Good luck!
     
    05-09-2010, 11:21 AM
  #5
Foal
Thanks :) Just another thing to add. We had her in her stall and brought the stud behind her and he got all worked up and ready to mount her. Now around his brood mare he doesn't make a fuss when she is bred. Could this mean she isn't bread?
     
    05-09-2010, 11:23 AM
  #6
Green Broke
It could, but it could also mean he has a good memory. Studs will often react strongly to mares they have recently bred, even if they are pregnant. So don't count on that as an indicator, get your indication from the vet.
     
    05-09-2010, 11:27 AM
  #7
Foal
Oh ok, just curious if you would know how much it would cost to get her flushed
     
    05-09-2010, 11:31 AM
  #8
Green Broke
Depends on your vet. In my experience, I've seen pregnancies flushed manually, and chemically with the use of Flunixin meglumine to prevent prostaglandin release, but they were done within 30 days, I don't know if it would be effective at 60 days. This was also only with mini mares, large horses might have a different timeline. Manually flushing might still be an option. You would need to ask your vet.
     
    05-09-2010, 11:33 AM
  #9
Foal
Ok thanks
     
    05-09-2010, 10:58 PM
  #10
Trained
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Originally Posted by Indyhorse    
Some horses will not cycle over winter, but the days should be long enough now (assuming you are in the northern hemisphere) for her to be back in swing. Since she is only three, did you notice her cycling last year? They can be pretty irregular for the first several heat cycles. She might be late to mature. Best bet is to get a vet out to check her asap. Horses can and certainly will breed through fences.
Tell me about it...the school's 2 year old colt (who was supposed to be gelded by now!!!!) tried to breed my mare through the fence about 4 weeks ago...then someone let him out in to the main pasture when I was gone 2 weeks after that, and he destroyed part of her corral trying to get in with her...I am on the 'I'm hoping she's not bred' boat too...
     

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