Horsey PMS?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Horsey PMS?

This is a discussion on Horsey PMS? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • My mare pms
  • Can horses get pms

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-02-2008, 10:05 PM
  #1
Green Broke
Red face Horsey PMS?

Ok, so I was told to "watch out" when I got my mare, because mares get into moods when they're in heat, similar to PMS in women around "that time of the month"...has anyone else noticed this with their mares? Sandie's in heat now, and last night when I was riding her, it seemed like ALL of our progress went out the door! She was being so BAD! I chalked it up to Horsey PMS But am I just thinking that because of what others have said, or is there some truth to it after all?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    12-02-2008, 11:25 PM
  #2
Trained
Some mares to get that way when they are in season, but you probably want to see if it happens consistently or not...she may just have had a bad day. I haven't noticed any real difference when riding our mares, but they do seem to fuss with each other more in the herd at that time.
     
    12-02-2008, 11:49 PM
  #3
Foal
My mare Cameo is TERRIBLE when she's in season...Riding and out to pasture. Chika is mean in the pasture...she is all the time...but more so when she's in season, but you can't tell a difference when riding her. They're all different.
     
    12-03-2008, 12:17 AM
  #4
Weanling
Oh, yes... my mare is so awful when she's in season. Mum says we're both the same with PMS: apparently we are both nasty and moody, lol. But seriously, Misty will bite and kick when she's in season, and she'll put her ears flat back if you go anywhere near her, especially if you try to touch her. Its a pain!
     
    12-03-2008, 12:41 AM
  #5
Trained
Vega is the worst during the summer months. She'll refuse to move undersaddle, no matter what you do, She'll kick out at you, try and bite you, is a witch to every horse around, though she'll try and kick/bite a horse one minute and then go over a flirt with it (only if it's a gelding)
Any other time she's ok. She'll still get moody and be unwilling to want to move undersaddle, or move in general, but it seems to be getting better with age (she's currently 5)

There are supplements out there you can give a mare to calm her down. I tried Mare Magic with Vega and I didn't really see a difference.
     
    12-03-2008, 12:49 AM
  #6
Green Broke
Oh yeah, big time truth, lol. My mare got better as she got older, and improved a TON once I changed her diet. I took her off all feed products (sweet feed, feed pellets, etc) and put her on a forage based diet. She got all the quality grass hay she needed, a small scoop of chopped pre-bloom alfalfa hay, and half a small scoop of oats, along with a vitamin supplement designed for horses not getting any fortified grain. It's high in magnesium, which seems to help some mares as well.

Her attitude is 110% better! She still comes in season, but we can work through her moodiness with only a little extra effort. She's not as spooky as she used to be when in heat and in new areas. Her overall work ethic also improved. I HIGHLY recommend going to a more natural diet.
     
    12-03-2008, 12:50 AM
  #7
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by appylover31803    
Vega is the worst during the summer months. She'll refuse to move undersaddle, no matter what you do, She'll kick out at you, try and bite you, is a witch to every horse around, though she'll try and kick/bite a horse one minute and then go over a flirt with it (only if it's a gelding)
Any other time she's ok. She'll still get moody and be unwilling to want to move undersaddle, or move in general, but it seems to be getting better with age (she's currently 5)

There are supplements out there you can give a mare to calm her down. I tried Mare Magic with Vega and I didn't really see a difference.
It sounds like Vega might have a physical problem, like Ovarian cysts or something similar. Physical pain should NOT be that big of an issue with horses. I would have her looked at by a vet who specializes in reproductive health.
     
    12-03-2008, 02:06 AM
  #8
Weanling
My mare is also moody when she is in season (but sweet as can be otherwise). She gets nippy with the other horses, she can be unreasonably jumpy/edgy, uncooperative, has tons of spunk, and has a very difficult time focusing. She also gets really loud! She neighs at the top of her lungs at everybody, horses and people alike! She has one or two days where it's really bad and then a few days of not-so-bad but still not her normal self.

When she gets like that all I can say is it's a good thing she's cute...
     
    12-03-2008, 02:22 AM
  #9
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979    
It sounds like Vega might have a physical problem, like Ovarian cysts or something similar. Physical pain should NOT be that big of an issue with horses. I would have her looked at by a vet who specializes in reproductive health.
You really think it could be something that serious? Even if she doesn't show it besides the summer?

Undersaddle, she'll move but it's very slow and only where and when she wants.

I'll call up my vet and see if he does reproductive health. I believe he does, but I want to be certain.

What's the treatment for something like that?
     
    12-03-2008, 08:20 AM
  #10
Foal
I have seen mares do it before. Oh gosh, when my old mare was in season she wasnt out of control, you just could piss her of easy.
     

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My horsey art ... Piper Horse Artwork 7 02-01-2011 11:36 AM
my NEW horsey!!! duquessa Horse Pictures 12 01-21-2011 05:59 PM
Critique my horsey! amightytarzan5 Horse Riding Critique 13 04-16-2008 10:25 PM
My new horsey =] We Control The Chaos Horse Pictures 8 09-26-2007 10:22 PM
I like the horsey nazmdeh Meet the Community 0 01-02-2007 08:45 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:19 PM.


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