Mare Not going into heat
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeding

Mare Not going into heat

This is a discussion on Mare Not going into heat within the Horse Breeding forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category
  • Mares not coming into season
  • Mare not comming into season

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-09-2010, 12:06 PM
  #1
Foal
Thumbs down Mare Not going into heat

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?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-09-2010, 12:12 PM
  #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, 12:14 PM
  #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, 12:18 PM
  #4
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, 12:21 PM
  #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, 12:23 PM
  #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, 12:27 PM
  #7
Foal
Oh ok, just curious if you would know how much it would cost to get her flushed
     
    05-09-2010, 12:31 PM
  #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, 12:33 PM
  #9
Foal
Ok thanks
     
    05-09-2010, 11:58 PM
  #10
Trained
Quote:
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...
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Mare in heat ppickett21 Horse Health 1 04-01-2010 11:04 AM
Mare in heat? PADEAN Horse Health 5 02-28-2010 10:18 PM
Mare in heat! Hoofprints in the Sand Horse Health 23 01-17-2009 08:15 PM
Help! mare in heat babysitter Horse Breeding 17 11-26-2008 10:54 AM
my mare in heat kinky_oz69 Horse Health 1 09-24-2007 03:36 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0