Is it common for mares to cycle together? - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 4 Old 02-28-2017, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Is it common for mares to cycle together?

So, my maiden mare is in a barn with three other mares. Two are experienced broodmares (bred by previous owners, not us) and the other (we think) is a maiden. The maiden and one of the ex broodmares were only added to the herd last summer. Now, it seems like the whole friggen barn just went into a raging spring heat all at the same time. I know that can happen with people when they live in the same house, but is that normal for horses?

It doesn't really matter one way or the other. I'm just curious.
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post #2 of 4 Old 02-28-2017, 10:44 PM
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Yes! Absolutely. The "herd effect." Not guaranteed, but it is most common. Cows, too. I bet dogs, also.

It also happens in the work place among women who work closely together. Not just families. I find it fascinating, even though I had several daughters and a whole bunch of foster kids. Things got a little "hormonal" from time to time.
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It also happens to women.
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-02-2017, 07:14 PM
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Yep -this is pretty normal to have happen.
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