what are the signs of heat with a mare?
Here is an answer to your questions and some more info on heat cycles: First of all, a mare will come into heat during the warmer months, when the days get longer, and that depends on where you live. In the northern states, the heat cycle is generally from May to September. In the southern states, they may come into heat all year round. The mare’s heat cycle is also called estrus cycle. During this time she will produce a fertile egg, and she will accept a stallion. The heat cycle usually lasts 18-31 days, but it is actually during the last 24 to 48 hours that she ovulates. During the beginning of her heat cycle, although she will probably accept a stallion, she may not be able to conceive. That is why breeders will generally breed the mare every other day until she goes out of heat to ensure that they catch her at the right time. The signs of heat vary according to your individual horse, but it in most mares it is very easy to spot. Generally, the mare may act different to other horse