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post #1 of 6 Old 08-06-2008, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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mare seems in season could be in foal??

Hi all,
a bit of background on Destiny arab grey 14.3 16 yrs old, had one foal at age 3.
Des is a friendly mare, always intensly mothers any new mares in her field for at least 2 weeks. comes into season very regularly, and is very messy in the process, have to wash her back legs off all the time.
In May she is covered by a stallion, Gamble was his name (sec d).
didnt take.
next season, new mare is put in her field, usual thing wont leave her alone etc. cover her sun, mon, tues she is on her toes wants the stallion, cant wait to get back in the field to her new charge, calling all the time, pulling me along etc.
wed differant horse left her new friend no arguing, was covered by gamble, no intensive calling went back in field quietly.
thurs. same as wed.
a week later another new mare, couldnt give 2 hoots about it!!
Gamble suffers, a ruptured tumour which causes internal bleeding so was pts.(he was 26 but fit as a fiddle, you wouldnt have known).
next season, appears in season, but no mucky back legs no calling to the other stallion, so just left her.
next seasonagain appeared in season, again no mucky bag legs, squirting etc, ( this was a tease over a heavy duty fence) so we tried her with teddy a smaller stallion,he took 3 attemps, was just about to cover her and wham she double barrels him. so left it. tried her again a couple of days later and teddy actually covered her.
tried her acouple of days later,and wasnt having any of it, so put her out again.
today bring her in again, tease her and again apears in season, but is very quietdoesnt grumble when teddy is taken away, we also had trouble bandaging her tail, is was clamped so tight, but lifted when she saw teddy.
so now have decided just to leave alone, and keep our fingers crossed.
have told friend, if she has t ohave vet out for any thing get him to check her,but we are just going to wait and see.
does any one have any experience of mares showing seasons when in foal. its just a few things dont add up with her, no mucky back legs, ignoring new mare, and generally being a lot quieter.
thanks for reading such a long one.

any one with a simular experience.

thanks Jill

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The only way to know for sure is to have a vet check.
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-07-2008, 12:43 AM
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It's to hard for us to try to guess if she would be or not. A change in hormones caused by stress, dietary changes or even weather could affect her temper.

I know you want to save yourself the expense but the only way to really know is to get the vet out.

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-14-2008, 04:33 PM
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I have a mare who comes into a "mad heat" when she is bred. She will squat and pee for the stallion, act like she is in full blown heat... and then try and kill him when he shows attention...

The first year I was very confused... but now I just get that its her sadistic nature LOL
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-27-2008, 01:07 AM
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I have a mare that stays in heat for four weeks! the poor stud was turned out with her and bred her every day! it took that thoug to get her pregnant! I have tried breeding her again and she hasnt took but we didnt do her the same so i guess next year we will go through the ordeal again next year. moral of the story is some mares are just difficult!
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