Life with a mare can be… interesting. Especially when she comes into heat. Lorraine Jackson shares some survival tactics.
It starts with a sophisticated subtlety that only another woman, same species or not, would detect. As if everything were fine, except…
Then, you notice that even the ancient, submissive, potbellied gelding on the other side of the arena has her full attention.
The “subtle” change in appetite is a sure sign your beloved lady friend will be fighting for the dark side for the next few days.
And if you’re lucky, maybe all that your mare will inflict upon you are some desperate, hollow threats:
Some of you may not be so lucky, and things could escalate a little more quickly.
Citizens of Horse Nation, do yourself a favor. Yes, the big show is coming up, and yes, we all have to put our big girl pants on and go to work when we don’t want to…
But give your gal the day off and let her wallow in her foal-lessness once in awhile. Sure, all both of the men at your barn might think you’re nuts, but us gals and our estrogren levels need to stick together.
Consider a spa day laced with peppermints and some tender lovin’ care. Perhaps from a distance.
And just do what you can to remind yourself that the hormonal rage is neither personal nor permanent, and you’ll have your lady goofball back in no time.
Or, be prepared to face the consequences.
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