Mare in heat in December???
My mare is a 4 year old Paint (1/2 Thoroughbred) who in the least to say is quite a handful. It seems like she is always in heat. About every 2 weeks she is in heat for 7-9 days. And boy does she show it. I am the only one who can really handle or interact with her during this time, and she is just horrible, but yet I would trust my life to her (yeah I know, but we have this super special bond). Anyhow. My sister-in-law told me during the summer to keep a log of all of her 'marish' behaviour, and when it happens.
I live in Manitoba (and yes, it is being quite unseasonably warm, only about -5 to -15 degrees celcuis). She lives outside 24/7, except for her large run in shelter which I can lock her in, kind of like a stall.
I thought horses usually don't go in heat during the winter months. She hasnt been in heat for a month (or about 3 1/2 weeks) but today she had the start of her heat again. Has anyone else ever experienced this before? Any help would be great! Thanks!