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Re: recovery/conditioning

Most stallions shut down to a degree for the winter.  And as I understand
this , it is tied to the amount of sun light.  Jerry

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On Fri, 25 Dec 1998, wrote...
>In a message dated 12/21/98 1:24:37 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> writes:
><< Considering the recent talk of SADDR, and
> the perfectly real phenomenon of SAD (seasonal affected disorder, due to
> hormonal changes with decreased sunlight), does anyone think it is possible
> that mammals (horses and humans) have evolved a "gearing down" mechanism in
> the fall, for conserving energy over the winter, and a "gearing up"
> mechanism in the spring? (Told you it was off the wall!)  >>
>I don't consider this off the wall at all -- it sounds perfectly reasonable to
>me.  Not only reasonable, but probable.  I, personally, come ALIVE when
>springs arrives -- full of energy and bounce -- and can really feel the almost
>"sadness" in my mind and body when autumn is impending.

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