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post #31 of 36 Old 06-13-2012, 08:10 AM
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There is no evidence that any long term harm will result because of her age.
Lots of mares are bred at 3 especially ones that are not in training.
with adequate food and nutrition she should be ok. Shalom
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Originally Posted by dbarabians View Post
There is no evidence that any long term harm will result because of her age.
Lots of mares are bred at 3 especially ones that are not in training.
with adequate food and nutrition she should be ok. Shalom
Oh yeah she if feed adequate food and plenty of good quality hay and green grass she seems very big to me but the vet says she is right on target so I guess thats a good thing. I would love to put her in training afterwards though but we will see
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post #33 of 36 Old 06-14-2012, 10:12 AM
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my dad corrected her in a very nice way by fussing at her and telling her that was not acceptable and clapping really loud like a trainer told us to do but Im willing to accept other ways of disipline
I'm sorry, your trainer told you to clap at your horse as a way to correct? I'm not sure how sensitive your horse might be, but clapping might get my horse to look at me and move a way a little bit if she is in a playful mood. I have yet to meet a horse who understands being "fussed at" either. In a herd setting, if a horse kicks out at one who is dominant to them (and humans should ALWAYS be dominant) the gets either a reciprocal kick or run off of the space they were in.

Pregnant might be an acceptable excuse in the human world to turn into a brat or worse, but when it comes to a horse, they can be as grumpy as they like, so long as they are still obedient.
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post #34 of 36 Old 06-14-2012, 04:50 PM
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Mares do not experience mood swings like humans during pregnancy.
If they did they would spend all their adult lives in bad moods.
This mare is seeing what she can get away with in terms of bad behaviour.
I agree with the above poster discipline needs to be more than a clapping oif the hands. Shalom
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post #35 of 36 Old 06-14-2012, 10:59 PM
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Mood swings, no. But they do get pretty uncomfortable toward the end. Well I assume anyway. Having seen a foal move around inside a mare and having experienced pregnancy's no excuse and you're probably better off giving her a little space. I hope she's a maiden mare, so this whole process may be pretty scary to her. Best of luck to you and her for a safe pregnancy and delivery.
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post #36 of 36 Old 06-15-2012, 01:22 PM
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My mare was just stood eating her tea one day I was stood talking to my friend a metre or so away wasn't bothering her wasn't touching her she spun round and kicked my leg didnt hurt as she just brushed it as was just in range but she got one back right in her bum so I couldn't of hurt the foal not to hard but so she knew that wasn't exceptable to kick out grumpy day or not! She then didn't expect one back ( probably because she's never kicked out before) she jumped forward and zapped herself on electric fence! Never has she picked a foot up at me again. Jut show a little authority she'll soon learn who's boss! Also one of my old ponies was possibly 7 months old at the time launched at me and bit my arm so instantly I didn't kick him or smack him I bit him back hard enough to know that he was wrong never ever bit me again! Although he was a very cheeky pony! Never bit me again but tried to bite other people obviously I could do nothing about that they had to show him who was boss! All horses are different and some might stop kicking or bitting with a slap on the chest but if I hadn't of nipped it in the bud when I had I would of had a very protective mare of her space and her foal now she's good as gold hope this helps
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