My mare and I have come to an understanding about her abilities, stamina, etc. I have had her about 1.5 yrs and bought her knowing full well we would not pursue adventures other than within the back yard. However, she spent a lot of time as a broodmare (she's 18 now) and in the summer time she seems to be flirtatious or in heat every other week it seems. Now that winter is coming, she is not so bad but she was quite keen on a gelding pasture mate just a few weeks ago. Not wanting to be seperated from him, lifting her tail, etc. Hollering and pacing when he left the pasture to be ridden. She carried on quite a bit.
When she is in heat, she is oblivious to anything other than her horsey pals. It makes for not very enjoyable riding. She can get down right obstinant sometimes.
Any suggestions? I board her and the set up is not condussive to her being pastured with only mares. I wish she could but that is not going to happen.