Last night my bred mare was eating in the pasture, then for no apparent reason, she made a strange noise and ran over to my 1 1/2 yr old filly and mounted her like a stallion. Then she got down and when back to eating. Any reasons for why?
Dawn Hamilton Posted From: 22.214.171.124
Posted on Sunday, September 05, 2004 - 11:19 pm:
Hormone levels and fluctuations in the pregnant mare can make her behave oddly at times. It is probably something like that. Conversely, also sometimes a pregnant mare, because of differences in her hormone levels, will emit a scent that is unlike a normal mare scent, and it will smell to other mares like a stallion's scent. Then, the mares will flock to her at times when they are in heat. So, hormones in pregnant mares can cause behavior in several ways that we just don't expect. Hope this helps.
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