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RE: [RC] kicking horse - Rosalie Marley

It sounds like this behavior is fairly recent.  As a 4 year old, her body is still developing and her reproductive system is now mature.  It's possible she has some kind of cyst or other abnormality connected with her ovaries.  It might be that it gets worse every so often, in parallel with her cycle, or it could have turned in to a habit and no longer follows her cycle.  See if you can get her scoped or scanned to rule out a physical cause.  You may still need to modify her behavior if it's become a habit, even if you fix the physical cause.

The farm where I started my riding career had a mare with similar symptoms - she needed one ovary removed and after that was done, she was steady as the day was long.  

Rosalie Marley
I have the ability of single-minded determination and focu... Hey, look! A horse!

-----Original Message-----
From: cjstaf@xxxxxxx
Sent: Fri, 6 Nov 2009 19:16:56 +0000
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [RC] kicking horse

Hi Ridecamp - I think the subject of a kicking horse has been debated quite a bit, but most of the archives I found were on riding a kicking horse.  So I'm going to pose a new question (I think...?)
I have a 4 yr old mare who has started to kick out at other horses while she's tied. 

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