It has been almost 3 weeks since our move and I am shocked with just how long my mare has been in love(lust) for her new geldings. She pines for them and woo's them when they are near. She also would love to become closer to the rather In charge mare on the property that would most likely lay her low if she got the chance to. Panna is her name and she examples EXTREME dislike and herds the two geldings away, every chance she gets.
When I allow Wa near her, in halter in hand.....Panna opens her mouth very angrily and says, " Come closer, I WILL eat you!"
Wa is NOT in her right mind..and tries to get closer, while spread eagle. I am not allowing her closer...it would not be pretty. Danny here will bite her eventually, as she keeps looking and staring and nuzzling...very annoying ,when there is nothing you can do about it!
Moving on and outside......
The girl was standing there romancing her other gelding and what she allowed me to do, amazed me!
I purchased a rather strong bristled brush with the intention of using it for mudd removal on hooves and half chaps and such before and after rides.
I started on her hooves and continued up to her knees and hocks, lightly; it was really getting some hair off on her legs. She really liked it, mouthing the ground by Romeo. She was doing the "Hump Back" mare in season stance...I quickly had to move the groom box behind her as she was indiscriminate with her ......!
I then took the rather strong bristled brush and ran it across her very flat back as she other things on her mind...she allowed me...actually I was able to brush her all over with that brush and she just stood there. Definitely NOT in her normal mind!
Wa was soo funny, she followed me around till I took her out of the stall, she appeared to be waiting for the outing today in between rain spurts.
We only had time to trot up and back, with a 10 minute respite under a large Fir stand, as the rains hit us hard! It was a very cool trot back though..she was sooo round, as the rain was making her drop her head for reprieve!
We dried off and I finally went home. Tomorrow promises to be the better day for a ride!
This is the Raspberry plant the my friend at Green Grocer gave to me for a start the other night. I mentioned my mare having a hard season this time...just very long.
Raspberry leaves are dried and given to mares and geldings for hormonal balance. I usually give the mare "Mare Magic", but decided to lay off right when we moved...um, maybe not the best of timings, this time.
Need to get a LARGER pot for this as it runs and spreads easily...want to try to contain it ; we have a tiny yard!
We will eat the fleshy red droplets fruits and the mare may have the leaves.
For now...Washsahse is back on the store bought-"Mare magic"!