theHorse: Can a Mare’s Personality Change After Her First Foal?

Dr. Nancy Diehl has written a response to this question in a new article on The short answer given is “sometimes, maybe,” but read the article for more details, warnings, and information. Be sure to read the comment posted at the end, also. The writer’s answer is “of course” the year+ of pregnancy, foaling, hormonal changes, and foal-rearing will cause changes in a mare. He urges breeders to remember that those are major experiences for a mare, and that breeders should not expect a mare to come through them without feeling the effects.

Read the article here.

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