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post #1 of 14 Old 02-22-2018, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Question How do These Horses Act?

Hello again, I'm looking for some more answers. I'm being tested in March so please give answers that are helpful!

How do barren mares act?

How do pregnant mare act?

How do gelded horses behave?
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It all depends on the horse. There are very Studdy geldings (mares, too) and very calm mares whether barren or pregnant. One of my geldings acts more like a stallion than my stallion does who is very laid back. I have a barren mare who is 18 and never conceived even though paired with my Belgian Stallion as a pasture mate. She absolutely keeps him in line. I also have a mare that when pregnant take offense to being messed with by any other horse. One mare becomes an absolute **** when pregnant and another who is a **** until she gets pregnant.
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Tested for what and by whom?

Can you give us a specific example of an actual test question? The questions you posted are so broad as to be basically impossible to answer except for "it depends on the horse." Surely your teachers aren't wanting you to learn often-incorrect stereotypes?
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I'm interested to hear what kind of test this stems from, too.

Of course there is stereotypical behavior among each of the groups, but the above posters are totally right: it completely depends on the individual horse.
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Impossible question to answer as written.
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Okay I'm starting to get that this is a community that isn't going to be able to help me too much. Thanks for your efforts!

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Okay I'm starting to get that this is a community that isn't going to be able to help me too much. Thanks for your efforts!

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Okay I'm starting to get that this is a community that isn't going to be able to help me too much. Thanks for your efforts!

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There is a website, the Math Stack Exchange, where anyone can ask any math question, from elementary to graduate level. The only condition is that you share the ideas or the work you have come up with so far, otherwise your question will be deleted. So no, nobody is probably going to sit down here and write a six-page essay on questions as broad and fuzzy as, "How do people act?"

I can answer that, though: People do not want to be taken for granted, or taken advantage of.

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We're happy to answer questions for you, but we need to know what you're looking for. For instance, How does a barren mare act? I could have said, "Like any other mare." or "Normal.". I have no idea what you are wanting.
+ have said, "Like any other mare." or "Normal.". I have no idea what you are wanting.

A barren mare can cycle just like any other mare, she can be a hussy, she can be modest, she can have 'silent' heats, or no heats at all or she may have stopped cycling altogether. The only way to know for sure she's barren is to have a complete breeding work up done with blood work checking her hormone levels, follow her on ultrasound to find out if she's building breedable follicles, corpus luteum or ????? or you can do it the old fashioned way and breed her every time she comes in (if she does) and see if she catches. After 2 or 3 years of not catching and/or catching but not settling, it's pretty safe to assume she's barren. Does she have a particular attitude or something she does to say to the world, "HAY I'M BARREN.", no.

Your other questions are the same, they are way too broad for any answer to be very valuable or pinpoint something for you to look for.


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