Are you ready to embark on an equine adventure like no other? You’re in LUCK:
Horses have long been revered for their beauty and grace, captivating the hearts of millions worldwide.
But mare owners’ love for these gentle giants goes beyond their physical attributes.
In this FASCINATING new video, I’ll bewitch you with these subtle yet fascinating traits that make mare ownership so special ― so grab your popcorn, saddle up, and watch these mares having FUN:
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A Unique Companion: Little Secret Agents
A horse as a friend is a friend INDEED!
From being part of curing diphtheria to being the hero of the war, horses not only play a virtuous part in human history, but they are also crucial to people’s overall sense of purpose. (1)
Mares are one of the most fascinating creatures on earth; there’s so much to learn about these majestic animals.
From their powerful strength to their nurturing instincts, mares offer a glimpse into the beauty and complexity of the animal kingdom.
Mares are also incredibly powerful animals, capable of running at incredible speeds and jumping over obstacles with ease.
They are also incredibly agile, making them well-suited for a variety of activities, from racing to jumping to dressage.
A Real Mother: A Nightmare if You Double-Cross her
One of the most interesting things about mares is their ability to form strong bonds with their foals.
According to equine expert Jennifer Williams, Ph.D.: “New mothers tend to be protective of their foals and they may be very aggressive toward other horses.” (2)
“Your mare may pin her ears,” she explains, “and charge nearby horses to drive them away from her newborn.” (2)
Apart from their protective ― and often unyielding ― character, mares can certainly be loyal and FUN.
As can be seen in the video, these mares truly have fascinating characters!
Mares, to me, are like Russian Dolls: They have so many unique and cute sides.
They also have a keen intuition and can often sense something wrong with their foals, even before any physical symptoms appear.
So, if you feel a bit worried about your mare’s protectiveness, give her some space ― Hey, sometimes people also need theirs!
Last but not least, whether you’re a seasoned equestrian or just starting your journey with horses, owning a mare is a unique and rewarding experience that will surely enrich your life.
1. Lönker NS, Fechner K, Abd El Wahed A. Horses as a Crucial Part of One Health. Veterinary Sciences. 2020;7:28.
3. Williams J, PhD. Understand Normal Mare and Foal Behavior [Internet]. Equus Magazine. 2008. Available from: https://equusmagazine.com/horse-care/mare_foal_behavior_121508-8331/
Siun is an all-around animal lover, with a passion for horses. She grew up in the United States, competing in the hunters, equitation, and jumpers. Now living in Ireland, she competes with her own showjumping horses. She is experienced in the care and training of horses, as well as teaching riding lessons. She loves to combine her love for horses with her work. When not working, Siun will be found at the stables, rain or shine.
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