T is for temporary temperamental transformations.
Timing is everything, especially for mare owners. Do you want your horse to come into heat for breeding? Sign her up for a horse show.
OK, that may sound a little far-fetched. Still, female horses seem to enter equine estrus at the most inopportune times.
Although many mares can come in and out of “season” without a hitch, some can undergo dramatic personality changes or mood changes.It can be a nightmare ... or not.
Ever had a crazy mare day?
Try staying on-course, picking up a long-and-low lope, or halting and saluting for the horse show judge in just such a moment.
Tsk. Tsk. Timing really is everything, when it comes to ovulating mares.
The Mane Point is participating again in the April A to Z blogging challenge, posting daily with alphabetical entries.
For this year's A-Z event, a month of posts will offer Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship, with all due apologies to the original Murphy of Murphy’s Law, which basically said, "If anything can go wrong, it probably will."
Horse lovers may have heard some of these uncannily true, yet often ironic, statements in various forms in the past. Or not.
- Hormones and Horses: The Mare's Estrous Cycle .
- What to Ask a Horse Breeder in Advance .
- Foaling in the Field: A Natural Nativity .
Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship
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