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    09-28-2008, 11:45 PM
mare in heat/questions

Didnt really know where to put this.......
We just bought a mare today and apparently she's in heat.Our geldings wouldnt leave her alone.They all settled in but it was a site.
My question is how long is a heat cycle and how often?I'd really like to seperate her form the boys from now on.Thanks
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    09-29-2008, 12:27 AM
Someone told me they are on heat for up to seven consecutive days... let me know if anyone knows any different.
    09-29-2008, 06:42 AM
It's not unusual for a mare to come into heat within a day or so of being in a new barn with geldings or even another mare who may be in heat. It lasts a few days and happens every 28 to 30 days. I simply ignore it and they eventually settle in - she'll let them know if they get too close.

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