Riding in Season Mares
I personally prefer mares and I have met the worst and the best, same with geldings. I was wondering how does everyone elses mare's change with the seasons. My mare gets to be a big flirt, I slap her on the rump and she gives it up, but that doesn't break her spirit as she thinks every person who comes to see her will bring her a stallion (a gelding will do, but they usually get scared of her attention)! Yeah right, only in her dreams. Any how in the saddle though she puts her heart into her job 110% it doesn't matter what time of year. Whats your like?
Razz is one that can be considered "quiet." It took me a year to figure out just when she was in heat, and that was only after she stood near the 10 year-old ex-stud(he was gelded two years ago). I then realized that all the times she seemed unusually difficult was when she was in heat. I may have been unobservant, but even my RI said it took a trained eye to figure it out.
My little pony mare is a complete hussy on the ground when she's in heat. I'm talking squirting, winking, squealing, throwing her butt around, etc. You get on her and she's right down to business, can't even tell she's in heat.
I'm very fortunate that T never acts any different, in heat or not. She is a mare and for sure has an opinion, but she is well mannered and knows no shenanigans in saddle or in hand.
I was at a team penning practice with T once, and a stallion was next to us and apparently T went into heat. I felt nothing out of the ordinary, but a friend told me T was "winking" at the stallion. :oops: The stallions owner/rider had complete control of him and there wasn't any problem.
both of the mares i had (duchess i sold cricket i own currently) are awsome. They never act any diffrent in heat or not. the only way i could tell with both of them is they would have some clear slimy stuff come out. but neither them would squeal, squirt, wink, throw there butt around, they both just stay there same sweet self.
It was almost impossible to tell when my previous mare was in heat. She would get a bit goofy if she was near a stallion, but other than that, she pretty much was her normal self.
Dancer is pretty much the same. I'm sure she's come into heat since Rain was born back in June, but I sure haven't noticed much. Scooter (daughter's stallion) is in the pen right next to the one the mares are in, and Junior (two year old uncut colt) is in the pasture that backs onto both pens.
Its easier to tell when she's in heat by the way Scooter acts than the way she does. Scooter is pretty laid back, even around a mare in heat - he's just a little more interested in her than usual. However, whenever I've been watching, Dancer gives him the cold shoulder.
Daughter's mare, Mistie, is another story all together. She flirts, winks, pees, squeals and is generally a pain. And she's even spookier than she usually is, and that's bad!
Know what you mean by a hussy, that is mooney on the ground, but by no means does she think that she can get away with being rude, it is mostly when she is turned out. When I got her a year ago, I couldn't even tell she was going into season? Like I said that I have ridden the holy nightmares, to once that may as well been a geldings. not saying geldings don't have their bad days (or bad all around).
Mine is just a little moodier then usual like her mammy she is grand to hanle though.
My ponies are terrorists you can do nothing with them but the majority of them were bred before which IME tends to make it worse
Lily has had 2 foals, maybe that's why she's such a hussy. I'm just glad she doesn't act like that under saddle. She'd be impossible to ride! :lol: Poor Soda just sits around with this disgusted look on his face "get that thing out of my face, **** pony!"
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