Moody mares

Mares - you either love them or hate them!
Some riders are adamant that if you've got a good mare then you've got it made - as they're loyal, intelligent, affectionate and make willing partners. Others refuse to put up with their ever-changing moods and unpredictability, especially if they want their horses to compete. Whichever camp you fall in you'll want to find out all you can about your mare and why she behaves as she does...

Why do mares get moody?

Find out why your mare can be an angel one day and a demon the next!

Horses reach puberty between 12 and 24 months of age and mares start their seasons (reproductive cycles) from then on.

During this time the two female hormones, oestrogen and progesterone, fluctuate in the mare's body - which can cause her changing mood.