Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Where the red fern grows....
When a mare goes to a new place, I find, and this is only my own observations and humble opinion, they go into heat. Some mares are worse than others, some make it very plain, like your mare, they are in heat while others just never really show any hint at all.
A mare can't help that she is the way she is, so we need to work through their issues. Why is it, and please OP, don't take this wrong, when a woman is PMSing, other woman are told to deal with it and that is that, but when a mare is in heat, we look for means to not have to deal with how they are acting and have to monkey with what they are doing?
Seems like a lot of people on the board lately want to not have to deal with a mare and her attitude and marishness. I have 3 mares and I wouldn't trade them for the world, I work through what they give me, I am firm and I move on. In the saddle if they are swishing their tail, dancing around, I actually consider this a challenge to get their mind focused on me and the task at hand.
And OP, you say your mare is 16H and a bit intimidating, were you worried about height prior to buying her? Is there anyone that can help you with her when she is being fractious and help you?