Teasing mares
Teasing mares can be a time-consuming and boring procedure, but it is essential if one is to detect when a mare is in estrus. Unfortunately, all mares do not react to teasing in the same manner, so one approach doesn’t suit all. There will be mares which show themselves to be in season at the mere sight or sound of an approaching stallion, while others will show subtle signs that only can be detected by an experienced handler or veterinarian. Whatever the case, modern science has found no replacement for teasing to detect estrus in mares.

In very small breeding operations, the teasing can be done with the breeding stallion, but this is a sure way to develop a frustrated horse which is difficult to ha

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