Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Farnborough hampshire
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mare seems in season could be in foal??
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).
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.
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