Hi. I am new here and found this board doing a little research.....
My 11 yr old mare usually makes a real mess of herself and shows heat in very obvious ways. I am not planning on breeding her right now, but try to pay attention to all things important with my horses. I do have a 3 year old filly out of this mare and will eventually breed her again.
I have not noticed my mare in heat since Spring and am getting a little concerned. If I can not find adequate info, I will be contacting my vet. I have started keeping a journal so I will know when I have done different things with her. We ride & drive her, and she competes locally in gymkhana. We did recently move to another barn - and is stalled next to a gelding. This would typically put her into heat, and it has not.
Any thoughts or ideas on jump starting her heat cycle? I just want to make sure she is healthy. I do know that there could be things going on internally that we can not see, and may eventually have her ultra-sounded to have a look..... honestly hoping to save the cost of that.....
Some mares, unless there is a direct and suitable stimulus (i.e. a stallion teasing her) will not display estrus ("heat"). See the article on this web site about "silent heat" for more details (follow that link).
Please note that opinions, product information, advice or suggestions posted on this bulletin board are not necessarily those of the management at Equine-Reproduction.com nor does the maintenance of the post position indicate an implicit or any endorsement of that information, opinion or product.
Further, although we have the greatest respect for the posters offering assistance here, you are advised to seek a consultation with your veterinarian prior to using information obtained from this board if it is of a veterinary nature.Proud to be sponsored and supported by: