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post #1 of 15 Old 07-13-2009, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Question What do you do with your mare when she's in heat?

I was just curious what other mare-owners do with their mare during her heat cycle. For example, yesterday I rode my girl but she was very touchy. Today we did some free lunging and she seemed very happy! She's not too mareish but she does get sensitive when it's "that time."

So... do you ride like nothing is different? Is nothing different? Do you give her the week off? I'm curious!
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post #2 of 15 Old 07-13-2009, 08:07 PM
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Our mares don't get 'mare-ish', but we do stay aware if we're riding with or by pastures with geldings/stallions when they are in season, since the mares do attract the boys and some of them can be a bit aggressive.

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I don't do anything different with my girls.
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post #4 of 15 Old 07-14-2009, 02:37 AM
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With Ruby, I just keep an eye on her. She's more spunky, is about the only difference, and she's the one usually being ridden by beginners.
Tanner and Magic barely act any different than usual, but I have to keep them away from 2-Pak, my gelding, because he gets downright mean. (My dad jokes that it's sexual frustration. :p )

My boss once mentioned that he had a mare who always went into heat at shows, and then she'd get headstrong and bossy and just overall be in a pissy mood. He started giving her these horse aspirin, as soon as she started acting up, and she'd mellow right out.
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Daytona doesn't really have bad 'mare' days, actually. My old mare, Lexi did a bit, haha.
But yeah, she's not really much different. I mean, sometimes she gets more pissy than usual, but nothing out of hand.

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I think if you're just a bit more observant that's all they need. My mare gets thingy about me touching her bottom/tail/flanks. So if she is uncomfortable with it, I wont.
Most mares just need to be cut a little slack at that time, like most human females. :P

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post #7 of 15 Old 07-14-2009, 08:19 AM
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My mares don't really change, except for my PMU, she just gets very affectionate.
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We don't do much different with Dixie, except raise our guard higher than usual since she tends to get more "bossy" (mostly just with me, because I think she still has it in her head to aspire to "head mare" )

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post #9 of 15 Old 07-14-2009, 11:30 AM
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with my mare, you couldnt even tell if she was in heat. her mood doesnt change, shes not touchy or anything, but i still do keep an eye on her and stuff, every now and than, which is very rarely, she'll get p***y with me, but usually never haha. she's really good when it comes to that "time"

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post #10 of 15 Old 07-14-2009, 09:37 PM
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What do I do when T is in heat? Keep her away from a stallion!

Seriously, I am vey fortunate that she isn't any different when in heat. Sure and steady all that way.
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