Surviving Your Mare’s Heat Cycle in 10 GIFs

Life with a mare can be… interesting. Especially when she comes into heat. Lorraine Jackson shares some survival tactics.

From Lorraine:

It starts with a sophisticated subtlety that only another woman, same species or not, would detect. As if everything were fine, except…

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Hrm. That was a little colder than usual…

Then, you notice that even the ancient, submissive, potbellied gelding on the other side of the arena has her full attention.

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She’s going to regret that in the morning.

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.

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And if you’re lucky, maybe all that your mare will inflict upon you are some desperate, hollow threats:

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Some of you may not be so lucky, and things could escalate a little more quickly.

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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…

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But give your gal the day off and let her wallow in her foal-lessness once in awhile.┬áSure, all both of the men at your barn might think you’re nuts, but us gals and our estrogren levels need to stick together.

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Consider a spa day laced with peppermints and some tender lovin’ care. Perhaps from a distance.

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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.

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Or, be prepared to face the consequences.

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Go Mares.

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