There are three blog hops going around I want to participate in – I’m loving it!
What personality quirks does your pony have? What makes him or her special?
Robbye really doesn’t have that many quirks; she, for the most part, acts like a normal draft mare. She’s calm and a bit reserved on the ground, until she decides she wants to dominate you…at which point she gets as pushy as her size allows. She loves food and treats, but that’s not weird. She’s great for grooming, and nowadays doesn’t mind clipping or bathing.
Her real quirk is something I have to deal with once very 20 days – Robbye’s cycle is really horrible. And she never seems to stop cycling, so I have to deal with it all year long.
She gets bitchy. She gets ouchy. She gets really really really horny – to the geldings and to the other mares. Of course all of this combines into a complete lack of focus on anything other than herself.
I’m absolutely sure that it’s legitimately distracting and uncomfortable, but man is it frustrating to deal with.
Does anyone have any experience with regulating a mare’s cycles? Or using a medication to relieve some of the symptoms?