I have a 6yo mare who whenever I take her to a show goes into heat. She doesn't get uncontrollable, just grumpy/mare-like lol and her back gets senative to the saddle. This is really frustrating because at one of my last shows I had to scratch almost all of my riding classes because I could tell it was hurting her and I didn't want to make her more uncomfortable.
So I guess what I am getting at is:
Is there anything I can give her that will either A) Prevent her from going into heat at a show or B) Help control the fact that her back is sensitive?
Also I know Regimate is a possibility but since I am a college student I don't really have the money for that at the moment. But I will invest if you think that that is the only thing that will help/
Thanks for listening to my rambling.