Strange behaviour
 
 

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

Strange behaviour

This is a discussion on Strange behaviour within the Horse Breeding forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        01-14-2008, 12:21 PM
      #1
    Green Broke
    Strange behaviour

    Hi everyone,

    As some of you may or may not know, Meg is in her final 8 weeks of pregnancy, and she's started doing something very out of sorts.
    When I muck out, I have a large bucket (fits on the front of a JCB or tractor like machine.) I can usually muck out for three days and then it needs emptying......
    Well back to the subject, Meg has decided its fun to sniff all in it, and then scrape some out using her front hooves, then after a while she will turn round and urinate in the large bucket!!! I'm not talking as in a small squirt or trickle, we're talking the full blown dams breaking job. Is this some kind of territorial behaviour? A sign of something else? I just don't know, it has me baffled.
    Does anyone have any ideas?
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        01-14-2008, 04:58 PM
      #2
    Showing
    Pretty bizzare, I wonder if its the smell of her urine she is attracted to. I know when our girls were pretty close to their due dates the urine got really strong in odor. She may be wanting to spread her scent around as some sort of territorial warning to other horses. Like "this is my place, my nest for my baby"
         
        01-15-2008, 06:30 AM
      #3
    Green Broke
    I wondered that. Its just so strange. Thanks Vida.
         
        01-17-2008, 11:13 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    It's a territorial/hormonal thing and quite common (at least with the mares that I've been around)
         
        01-18-2008, 03:58 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    Yeah it is quite strange... but I agree with Frog, it is probally just a hormonal thing...
         

    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



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:21 AM.


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