(I don't know where this goes, so feel free to move it)
When we bought Coco she had been on Regu-Mate for most of her life, but after a few months of us having her it became a huge pain and expense to administer everyday and since I wasn't showing her it wasn't that worth it.
Any way when the Regu-Mate wore off she started her heat cycle and it was awful. She was horrible to handle, biting, slow etc. and my mom was hoping it would get better when her hormones came back into balance. Well 2 years later it's better, but not fun at all. Yesterday when the farrier came (she is in season now) she was kicking out and wouldn't move and stuff so I talked to my mom about putting her back on it, especially since I'm taking her with me to school. My mom said she would talk to the barn manager at school, but she wasn't sure if it was going to end up being to much of a hassle for them to give it to her everyday (they feed for us in the morning and at night cause we have curfew and class). So I was wondering if there were any alternatives to Regu-Mate that didn't have to be administered every day and weren't so expensive...
A friend told me about having a marble put in her cause it makes them think they are pregnant, but I really don't know any thing about it. Does the vet come and do it? Can any vet do it or just a specialist? How much does it usually cost? Does it affect future breeding? How is it removed?