Pregnant mare winking?

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  1. aBreeze

    aBreeze Senior Member+

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    A friend has a mare who's supposed to be due in March... and the other day they got a new gelding. The mares acting like shes in heat aka winking, etc other than the constant peeing. I thought pregnant mares have been known to pretend to be in heat around geldings/studs but not really be... but am I wrong? They never got her checked but were pretty sure she was....
     






  2. Jenje!

    Jenje! Senior Member+

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    Well, if they didn't have her checked, it could easily be a true heat.

    On the other hand, some mares are hussies all the time... so maybe she's just one of the easy ones!
     
  3. countryacres

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    My mare is a total ______!!!! I know she is bred but get her around our older stud and she goes crazy. Puts herself right up in his face and shows all the signs of heat. Alot of horses are that way though when you bring in a new horse. Mares that are not bred can also come into heat early. Same way if you take a mare to a new farm. The only way to know for sure if they really think she may not is to have the vet out.
     
  4. twonew

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    Hi,

    My daughters mini is due in March/April and she did the same thing when she saw Azhariah our gelding. I also thought maybe she wasn't pregnant (this was a couple of months ago) but her belly seems to have dropped alot - so I'm still not sure. But I have noticed she doesn't bother with Azhariah at all now.

    Nicky
     
  5. Jess!

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    We've had pregnant mares that wink all the time at geldings. Anna is a complete little...well, you know, and will do it to any gelding, at any time, no matter what time of the year it is.
     
  6. Thrills

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    My friend has a mare that is so bad for that.....last year was her maiden year we panicked and had the vet out. She was even showing herself to the other mares in the next field...

    Turns out she had a beautiful colt...and is just a shameless hussy :p

    If you are unsure...call the vet, for us it was worth the peace of mind
     
  7. Cheeky Monkey

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    my prego mare is the same way. you'd think it was a true heat, she does it like clock work, but she is for sure pregnant. Some mares just do it.
     
  8. prettyqtrs

    prettyqtrs Senior Member+

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    I'd get her check to make sure.

    But, we've had a couple mares show signs of heat during their pregnancy. One old mare that would show signs of heat throughout her entire pregnancy. And this year we had a maiden that we bred, confirmed in-foal then started showing signs of heat. We panicked thinking okay she reabsorbed....re-checked and she indeed was still in-foal but also had a small follicle. She only did that for the first heat cycle or two after breeding.
    Could also be a "fake" heat...where she is just acting like she is in heat due to a new male (or a new horse for that matter) being around.

    But as I said, just to be sure, I'd definately get your mare(s) checked after breeding. So you know for sure if she is or isnt and (if you do it during the right time frame) you can check for twins.
     
  9. aBreeze

    aBreeze Senior Member+

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    thanks guys! its a friends mare but she asked me and I said it was fine she was just being a... well you know! but then started second guessing myself! This is the mares second foal and she doesnt REALLY show[so you know its baby and not winter fat, though theres alot of that too, lol] until a few weeks before so were all getting nervous... my friends EXTREMELY cheap so there wont be a test... itll just be a get her in a stall when she starts giving signs. And Im sure it will probably be like last time when we'll be horsesitting when it happens... seems to happen alot to us, lol.
     






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