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View Poll Results: What Do You Give Your Mares Who Show

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  • Depo

    12 12.37%
  • Regumate

    19 19.59%
  • Raspberry Leaves

    8 8.25%
  • Other

    5 5.15%
  • Nothing

    53 54.64%
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  1. #1
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    Default What Do You Give Your Mares Who Show?

    Do you give your mares anything during the show season to minimize moodiness or even just to avoid the inconveniences (like a soaking wet stall) associated with their cycles?



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    Nothing.



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    Default

    If possible, for those of you who select "other" could you please elaborate?

    Also, I was thinking of editing the poll to add vitamin/mineral supplements, such as B1 or magnesium, but couldn't figure out how to edit the poll.



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    Raspberry leaves.
    Proud Member of the "Tidy Rabbit Tinfoil Hat Wearers" clique and the "I'm in my 20's and Hope to be a Good Rider Someday" clique



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    Regumate if needed, although nothing is preferable. Unfortunately I have been blessed with uber biotches- squealing, squatting, drama queens of mass proportions.



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    You could have a sterile marble inserted in the uterus. That usually stops them from cycling for about 3 months. I believe it is the larger one - about quarter sized? You have to do it just as they go out of heat.



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    Nothing.
    \"Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it.\" Anne of Green Gables



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    RelaxHer - Valerian Free.



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    raspberry leaves



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    Another 'nothing'!



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    For the mares at my barn, it depends... Most of them get nothing but we do have a few snarly ones that get regumate...



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    Heavy duty everything for my 14.2hh mare Horse shy, warm up ring-itis, spooky as all hell and comes into season when the wind changes direction.



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    Regumate if needed, have had some that needed it and some that did not.
    RelaxHer - Valerian Free.
    The Valerian free still contains a bunch of testable ingredients, just FYI.



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    Oops - miswrote. She is on Relax Blend - Valerian Free (not RelaxHer)

    She goes in to heat just because, she is witchy, and super spooky when in heat, etc. Going somewhere with lots of activity is setting her up to start her period.

    What else 'tests' in the ingredients? A number of people had suggested it because (according to them) it doesn't test.
    http://www.myfineequine.com/relax1.htm (Scroll down to VF)

    *Note, I've not shown her since starting this - many thanks to the money sucking divorce process.*
    Last edited by Burgie; Mar. 28, 2011 at 11:19 PM.



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    What else 'tests' in the ingredients?
    Vervain, chamomile, and hops.
    Last edited by CBoylen; Mar. 29, 2011 at 05:19 PM. Reason: Left out the quote.



  18. #18
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    raspberry leaves- it just takes the squealing, squirting, flirting down a notch.
    Proudly Owned By Sierra, 2003 APHA Mare
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    Quote Originally Posted by mypaintwattie View Post
    raspberry leaves- it just takes the squealing, squirting, flirting down a notch.
    I am kind of shocked at some responses. I have only had one mare boarded here that would squeal/squirt etc at a fence post. ALL the rest have needed to be actually presented to the stallion, or an occasional strong gelding, nose to nose, for at least a few seconds to tell if they are in heat or not. Not something that ever happens unless we directly are teasing them. None have ever shown any signs just being in the same arena being worked, and that even goes for mares that have been live covered in the past.



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    Out of 3 mares, two got nothing. The other often got nothing the first couple of years but sometimes needed depo. We switched to Regumate March thru October. Because it was more consistent, took any guessing out of it and did the job.

    I tried several of the others, including rasberry leaves and they did nothing for that particular mare.

    And that particular mare had an awful time with transitional estrus in March and April and 10 times worse in late Sept and October. No squirting or squatting, just moody as hell and not fun to be around. Mid winter she was a loving lap dog. More like an enraged pit bull in those months.

    Believe it or not, being around stallions at the shows sometimes? Nothing. But she'd get herself into a snit in a heartbeat.
    When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

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