[MSAR] Mares in heat/Stallions
lmabry at zianet.com
Wed Mar 17 19:19:56 EST 2004
I can only add that the three best horses I have ever owned/ridden/felt safe riding - are mares.
On Wednesday, March 17, 2004 1:21 PM, Mary Duffy [SMTP:mduffy2727 at juno.com] wrote:
> <<We've had this discussion before on MSAR-Riders, and the more
> I think about it the more I think the most appropriate and
> efficient rule should be that mares in season should be left
> at home.
> Una Smith
> Santa Fe County Sheriff's Posse, in New Mexico>>
> I can only hope this never happens and that you said this tongue in
> cheek:-) Either that or you must only ride geldings, Una! I think mares
> get to the end of their rope, and she will then dig deeper to give you
> more when it is needed........when a gelding reaches the end of his
> rope.......he hangs himself:-)
> Seriously though, a mare in heat should not be a problem on any kind of
> ride or search. If a horse (of any gender) learns good, solid behavior
> early on....it shouldn't be an issue. I also agree with Jorene that the
> SAR force would be greatly diminished if mares in heat were eliminated.
> It all goes back to bad behavior being tolerated by the owner/rider of
> ANY horse. Learning to use/deal with/excel with a mare in heat should be
> a challenge not a barrier. Like us.......they can actually be MORE
> sensitive to what goes on around them (the subject we are working towards
> finding) when they are in estrus.
> Did I mention I ride mares for SAR??
> Mary C. Duffy
> Lucky Rooster Farm - Registered Missouri Fox Trotters
> MASOOI Mounted SAR - Equine Medic
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