Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
• Horses: 0
The bottom line, yes mares can make ugly faces,which usually occurs with when they are not in heat,thus protective of their personnel space
In the wild, it told other horses, including studs, 'not interested
Therefore, I don't give a rat's'a.s', what faces that mare makes out in the pasture, but when you are showing amare, not allowed.
You don't get bonus points, if that mare pins her ears, when another horse comes up on her
Many people that show mares, put them on hormone suppressing drugs, so they neither act like a hussy, when in heat, nor go out of their way showing, 'not interested, when not in heat realize mares are under the influence of hormones, part of the year and month, unlike a gelding, and that the mare face is part of how they evolved in the wild, to show when they were ready to breed, and when not.
All that does not matter, beyond understanding why, and then to teach that mare, when handled or ridden, she cannot use those natural expressions.