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  • Why is my mare not showing her cycle when she did last month
  • How to cope with hormonal mare horse

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    03-13-2012, 04:30 PM
  #11
Trained
Selena is an absolute bitch when she cycles (Which happens to be the time of the majority of my shows with her)

After almost being killed once or twice I put her on Mare Magic. Not a problem since.
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    03-13-2012, 04:39 PM
  #12
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Iv owned a few mares over the last several years never have had one like that. I do know people who had mares just like yours is insane. They had the marble inserted did wonders for there mares. Also have heard mare magic works well also I still have a mare but after her that will be the last I will own. I pefer my geldings don't have to deal with moody mares and heat cycles.
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    03-13-2012, 04:48 PM
  #13
Foal
Thanks you all so so much for your replies!!!! I am going to do the progesterone implants, mare magic, and smartcalm ultra. I hope it works.
I really appreciate you all for taking the time to reply!!!! :)
     
    03-13-2012, 11:53 PM
  #14
Green Broke
To me bad behavior is bad behavior. Unless it's cause from pain, I don't tolerate it, period. It doesn't matter if it's from them being in heat or from spring fever or whatever. They had better check it at the gate to the pasture or they could have a "come to Jesus meeting."

Make them realize that the wrong thing is hard and make the right thing easy. If they can behave badly, they can work their butt off. I don't usually have a problem with mares, even ones I've only met. I knew one gal that had one of those moody mares. She did marble her and had her on hormone supplements. They didn't seem to work for her. I had to lead her out to the turnout a few times. She acted up and I disciplined her. She walked fine after that.

Just my thoughts on it.
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    03-14-2012, 02:55 AM
  #15
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by usandpets    
To me bad behavior is bad behavior. Unless it's cause from pain, I don't tolerate it, period. It doesn't matter if it's from them being in heat or from spring fever or whatever. They had better check it at the gate to the pasture or they could have a "come to Jesus meeting."

Make them realize that the wrong thing is hard and make the right thing easy. If they can behave badly, they can work their butt off. I don't usually have a problem with mares, even ones I've only met. I knew one gal that had one of those moody mares. She did marble her and had her on hormone supplements. They didn't seem to work for her. I had to lead her out to the turnout a few times. She acted up and I disciplined her. She walked fine after that.

Just my thoughts on it.
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Where as I agree with 'come to jesus' sessions, you have to take each horse individually, and I fully believe that calmers, with a hormonal mare, are an extremely good precaution to take. If the horse in the OP is that bad, I wouldn't be having a full blown come to jesus session straight off, because there is very little chance I would win it. My trainer once said 'Don't pick battles you can't win.' Taking small, but firm and monumentus steps to ensure safety of yourself, the horse, and drilling manners in are the best bet... as a 4yo OTTB you don't know what sort of background she has.. apart from being off the track, so you don't know if she realises how she should behave, so why punish something the horse doesn't understand, rather than showing the right way? Just my opinion though ;)
If hormone supplements etc don't work, its generally because it wasn't a hormone problem to start off with, and a behavioural one.
     
    03-14-2012, 06:53 AM
  #16
Green Broke
Yes Duffy you need to take each horse individually. But that doesn't mean to make excuses why they misbehave. She's having an off day. It's that time of the month. He's a stud still. Or whatever. I didn't say that they would have a come to Jesus meeting but they could.

I reread the original post to look for what they did to correct her. From what I read, they use pain, a stud chain and/or a twitch. To me that says there are respect and trust issues. Even if the horse was abused before they got her, that doesn't mean that she needs to be treated as an abused horse now. Doing that keeps her in that state of mind and no respect or trust.

The worst behavior you should expect from the horse is the most you tolerate.
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    03-14-2012, 06:58 AM
  #17
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Originally Posted by usandpets    
Yes Duffy you need to take each horse individually. But that doesn't mean to make excuses why they misbehave. She's having an off day. It's that time of the month. He's a stud still. Or whatever. I didn't say that they would have a come to Jesus meeting but they could.

I reread the original post to look for what they did to correct her. From what I read, they use pain, a stud chain and/or a twitch. To me that says there are respect and trust issues. Even if the horse was abused before they got her, that doesn't mean that she needs to be treated as an abused horse now. Doing that keeps her in that state of mind and no respect or trust.

The worst behavior you should expect from the horse is the most you tolerate.
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I completely agree with you, I was just going more in depth about it, in my view of it.
If you read my first post, I also stated the behaviour is unacceptable, from any horse, and a trainer would be advisable
     
    03-14-2012, 07:16 AM
  #18
Trained
Just curious since we have all mares (4) here and none are ever mare-ish other than perhaps fussing with each other a little bit more than usual. Do you folks have mares that are already in season this year? Ours are typically only in season April-early October.
     
    03-14-2012, 10:38 AM
  #19
Green Broke
We are in ND and I do believe all 3 of our mares have started. We did have a gelding that tried to mount one. All 3 mares were showing themselves, holding their tail to the side, and winking.
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    03-19-2012, 12:28 PM
  #20
Foal
My mare has been cycling sense the middle of February, I live in California - Eastern Sierra's. Since we had a very mild winter and lots of sunshine, my mare and others that I know of, started early this year. They will go through the end of October, so lots of regumate this year.
     

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