I have a nice little herd with several mares and a stallion that I let all run together in a large pasture. I recently bought a 3 year old mare who I would like to turn out with the stallion and mares, but really don't want her bred until next Jan at the earliest. My question is...when do mares under normal conditions (no lights etc) stop having breedable heat cycles? She has had contact with the stallion daily over a panel fence..and has not shown any signs of heat for the past month.
ELizabeth Hardy (22.214.171.124)
Posted on Friday, October 04, 2002 - 05:32 pm:
Dani My mare was cycling right through October last year... but typically mares start shutting down towards the end of summer in TX due to the heat.
I have seen some mares who continue to cycle ie go into heat all year round though it is doubtfull they are ovulating.
Give her another 30days and if you do not see any behavior then have her checked by the vet maybe even ultrasound or Palpation might help determine if she has stopped cycling or at least establish where she is..
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