Mares in heat :S
Anyone else has problems when your mare is in season?
My girl behaves fine, she is nice to ride but...
1) She rubs her tail almost every month in that time. It's seriously annoying! I would like to see thick, long tail but it seems impossible.
2) I have to go and give her little quantities of hay every hour - if I leave her with free choice she will make one big mess in her stable.
3) She goes crazy if she sees any male horse. She was in the field in the morning and neighbours went to trail and she saw a gelding she's in love with (he was like 0,25 mile away) and of course she went crazy. She fell while galloping the full speed on her side, then get immediatly back on legs and gallop some more. She didn't calm down for half an hour after he was gone.
If we would be riding together she would behave (ok, if she is before him she'll try to stop every few steps, but she goes forward in the moment I tell her to move), separation would be hard and she wouldn't want to go home.
I don't dare to imagine what would happen if we ever meet a stallion on trails...
She flirted with pony (gelding) that keeps her company at home, but he wasn't interested and she finally gave up on him :P
Any funny, weird stuff your mares do?
And if anyone has an advice on any of this problems I would be very happy to hear it (especially the tail rubbing).