Teasing a mare to come in heat

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    09-29-2012, 01:06 AM
Teasing a mare to come in heat

I bought the new pony mare about a month ago. She has not come in heat, and I am wondering if she may be in foal. I was thinking about using the bo's donky stud to tease her to see if she comes in before I have the vet try and do an ultrasound. I am pretty much the only person who can get close to her atm, and don't want to put any more stress on her than I have to. Am I too late in the season to try and do this? If she won't come in heat, and it turns out she is pregnant, what's my options when it comes to aborting the foal? I do not need a foal to mess with, and atm she only trust me because I'm the only one working with her. I would hate to see her become agressive over a foal.
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    09-29-2012, 01:20 AM
Well, typically mares would not be coming into heats this late in the year, so it wouldn't be surprising to not see her in heat. In fact, my mare has never displayed obvious heat symptoms, not in spring or summer - some just don't.

If she is bred, the foal would be several months developed by now - so would def need to confer with your vet as to if it is even safe to abort... either way, the vet would be your only guaranteed way to confirm a pregnancy, so I would start there.

Good Luck.
    09-29-2012, 03:28 PM
Teasing isn't a good way to check.
I've seen tons of mares that are pregnant, show signs of season around a stud.
And ones that aren't really in sometimes, too.
    09-30-2012, 01:30 PM
Get your mare scanned by a vet. Teasing a mare does not bring her into heat, nor is it a guaranteed way of knowing if a mare is bred or not.
    09-30-2012, 01:34 PM
So I take it the whole teasing thing is a myth? Lol. I'll work with her a few more weeks and see where she is skittish wise and have her ultrasounded. I'll call Monday and see what the process is.
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    09-30-2012, 01:37 PM
Yes the teasing thing is a myth. I know of plenty of mares who while bred, will show and even allow a stallion or gelding to breed them.

Mares also have regular cycles and presenting them to a stallion between cycles will not make them magically ready to breed unless they are a hussy that will stand for breeding at any time (know mares like this too ). Being near a stallion does not cause a mare to come into heat. Her natural cycles do.
    09-30-2012, 01:42 PM
Well I hope she's not lol! I could have picked 5 other ponies but I picked her cause she was scared out of her mind lol. I was planning on selling her after getting her out of her issues, since my daughter decided she didn't want her, but I wouldn't feel right getting rid of her now and passing that along to someone else if she is pregnant.
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