Mare acting wild & weird - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 12 Old 04-11-2018, 05:02 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 7,273
• Horses: 12
Just to clarifywhy we replied the way we have.

"acting wild, rearing and running" "
She really urinated a lot and there was a bit of a sticky yellow liquid on her vulva. Also, she has her head and tail a lot relaxed."

^This sounds like heat. And this (below) doesn't really clear it up because you said " a few months ago"

"Pregnancy signs? 1. She is frequently checking her sides, (looking at her flank). Could be colic.

2. She paces, shakes her head and her tail is a lot relaxed along with the head. Again, could be colic.

3. Her udder is waxy and the tips are a little wet. Could be seasonal hormonal disturbances or pregnancy.

4. Her belly looks dropped and a little fatter. Could be fat but without pictures of the actual horse no way to give an opinion.

It would be her first time to have a foal, I don't know myself.

Few months ago, a stallion was tied outside and she broke her rope, staying free all night. She must've gone to him." The bolding is mine and suggests this happened recently.

Now that you say it was 10 or 11 months then it would make sense for her to be nearing time to deliver and she is in foal. Hoping all goes well with your mare. Personally I think a stallion is not suitable for inexperienced horsepeople, especially the young. I would think your parent would have had him gelded unless your parent has extensive experience and he is overseeing this endeavor.

ETA Curiosity on my part.

Why are they tied at night?

I am also confused by this from your original post "Also, months ago, the stallion broke free from his place and was in contact with the mare for some time. " and then this "Few months ago, a stallion was tied outside and she broke her rope, staying free all night. She must've gone to him." in your second post. IMO it sounds like someone wanted them bred. I am not pointing fingers.

I have flashbacks to my mother in law telling me 1st that my colt accidentally got loose and broke through fencing to get back with his mother. (no broken fencing or signs of fence being fixed in either pasture) 2nd that someone left the gate open and he wandered in because he was lonely. ( that would mean 4 gates being left open considering the spacing between the pastures and our determination to keep them as far apart as we could) 3rd. She just wanted to see them "play". (The actual truth is she is weird like that and doesn't think of the consequences - the colt had a broken hock from a kick from the mare and the resulting foal has severe scoliosis (likely genetic as roach back runs in that line though only one of the close relations shows that tendency and it is very mild).

Last edited by QtrBel; 04-11-2018 at 05:20 PM.
QtrBel is offline  
post #12 of 12 Old 04-11-2018, 05:28 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: SE Finland
Posts: 21,238
• Horses: 0
Closed for moderators' review.

TaMMa89 is offline  
Closed Thread

health , horse , mare , rearing , wild

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mare acting weird.. Possibly ulcers?? Please help! TribalHorse21 Horse Health 7 11-21-2017 06:54 PM
Dog Acting Weird. Help! BornToRun Other Pets 2 01-21-2012 04:27 PM
Acting weird Love8186 Horse Health 3 06-28-2011 06:31 PM
Acting weird Chess46 Horse Health 10 07-09-2009 06:02 PM
My horse is acting weird Misty'sGirl Horse Talk 9 12-18-2008 10:52 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome