Mare/new boarding stable with stallions
I just realized I haven't been on this forum in almost 2 years!! I would like opinions on this...
I just moved my mare this past Wednesday night to a new stable which is about 3 minutes from my home; lovely facility. She settled in to her stall quite well that evening. The next day she was turned out by herself, however there were other horses turned out in pastures nearby. She is ofcourse, going through the adjustment period. Here is the situation:
Last night I went there figuring I'd take her out, put her in crossties to groom her and then lead her around the facility. That didn't go so well. There are 2 breeding stallions at the far end of the stable in their stalls. They were screaming to her...her to them etc. I have no experience with stallions and do not know much about them. I had to lead her past their stalls to get her into the indoor arena. As I was walking her past them she tried stopping at their stalls, started to urinate etc. Okay...so she's in heat (wasn't prior to the move, but I've read being around stallions can cause a mare to go into heat). She was quite obnoxious last night. She wouldn't focus much etc.
My question is....after the adjustment of a new place etc. will this calm down? I've been told some mares just go into heat more often if they are kept around stallions. This is a nice boarding facility, but if I have to move I will. I have never been in this situation before, so I am wondering for those who have how things panned out?