I really have only worked closely with geldings my whole life until recently, I'm working with an awesome little mare who I'm hoping to someday buy, but I'm wondering about something.
She was acting a bit like she was mildly colicing, doing a lot of kicking and nipping at her stomach, but she was still pooping and gut sounds were okay...not totally perfect, but still okay. She did not seem to want to roll or anything. I still have a little bit more to learn about colic, to be honest, but her owner knows her stuff and looked over everything thoroughly. We sat and watched her for awhile and things were looking much better. By the time I left she seemed normal and was not kicking or anything anymore.
One thing we discussed, though, was that she did probably come into season today and apparently seemed to do this same thing before when she was also in season (she hasn't had her for very long so we haven't had many chances to observe her during her heat), so we were wondering if it might just be linked and if it could be that she gets cramps or possibly if her cycle makes her system more sensitive, something like that? Or would it likely be a coincidence? I'm just wondering if this kind of thing would be normal for some mares.
If it is possibly something along the line of cramps, would something like Moody Mare or similar product help her? Or is there anything else to do?
Thank you guys for any and all thoughts shared