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post #11 of 16 Old 06-10-2013, 03:34 PM
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I f she is a day or two away from standing heat then almost anything will stimulate her. It's not a happy time for some mares. I know of one that's best left alone for a couple of days, especially on "the" day. The next day she's fine. Jeckyll and Hyde.
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post #12 of 16 Old 07-06-2013, 03:01 PM
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I pay more attention to the details at that time of the month and don't allow bad behavior (any more that we can act badly due to the same time). Fix the manners and don't get on that day until you've come to an agreement about how you both will handle the situation.
She can act crabby the other 23 hours of her day. Not while you're doing things with her.
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post #13 of 16 Old 07-06-2013, 03:10 PM
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it could just be that she is coming into heat or she has some back pain in which case I would suggest getting her looked at by a vet
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post #14 of 16 Old 07-07-2013, 04:04 PM
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Do you brush and groom her before tacking up? I found a sore spot on my mare just after I bought her and she was turning her head around whenever I tightened up the girth.

I moved my mare to a new place, have a trainer working with her, and will occassionally give her Vita-Calm when she is in season to help calm any signs of being irritable or nervous. Works fast and great. I only use it when she is in season because it shouldn't be used for long term, per one vet.

Having someone more experienced with ground work and using a rope halter has been such a big help. I have found that horses are alot like children....the more you discipline them correctly, without being harsh, the more they respect and enjoy being around you.
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post #15 of 16 Old 07-07-2013, 05:06 PM
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Remember that raspberry leaves in the mare magic is not some sort of chemical calmer. It's magnesium, a smooth muscle relaxant- hence it helping in heat mares.
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post #16 of 16 Old 07-15-2013, 08:39 PM
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I use Vita-Calm about once a week in some apple mare loves it! But, she is a food hog anyway, lol. Plus, she is pacing or anxious when I put her back into her stall after a workout. She waits and talks to me till she is put out into the pasture.

Check under your mare's abdomen to see if she has any skin issues. I noticed a sore on mine when I first bought her, and the bo said it was nothing, got a little better after worming, but, the vet at my new barn said to use Ivermectin. Did some research and the skin issue appeared siminilar to Neck Threadworms. Treated her with Ivermectin and the skin has cleared up. My mare will usually turn her head towards me whenever she is in season and cramping while tacking up. The Vita-Calm really helps her feel better and we have a much better riding session afterwards. I don't want to give it to her every day because it builds up in their system and then you have to be off it for two weeks. So, I just give it to her either once a week or every two weeks to help.
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