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Mare care

Test how much you know about mares

A mare is an adult female pony and they’re super-awesome! Mares have their own special qualities that make them brill riding ponies, plus they have the ability to carry and look after super-cute foals! Take our fun quiz to see how much you know about them. 

Did you know?

It’s a really good idea to keep a diary of your mare’s behaviour. That way, it’ll be easier to tell if she’s acting strangely because of her hormones or if there’s a potential health issue.


What do you call a female pony who’s under the age of three?

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How long are mares pregnant for before they give birth to a foal?

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What are some signs that tell you a mare has come into season? (Tick all that apply)

Please select 3 correct answers

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Which of these signs will a pregnant mare show? (Tick all that apply)

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Should you ride a pregnant mare?

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Why don’t mares come into season during the winter months?

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Which of these things can help control a mare’s hormones? (Tick all that apply)

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How many mares have won Badminton Horse Trials?

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Mare care
First-time filly
You have a bit more to learn about mares. You may think they’re just like any other pony, but mares have their own special requirements that are useful to familiarise yourself with. They’re super-awesome, so why not spend more time with a mare at your riding school, or a friend’s pony? You’ll learn loads about them!
6-9 Middle-ground mare
You know a few things about mares, but you’ve still got a little way to go! It’s super-interesting researching how and why mares act the way they do, and you can learn all about foals, too! If you do a little bit of extra reading, watch vids and of course read PONY mag, you’re sure to brush up on your knowledge in no time.
10-13 Mare-xpert
Wow! You really are a pro when it comes to mares. You know loads about them and what makes them unique. You have loads of knowledge on the signs they might show to communicate how they’re feeling, and why they can be a little grumpy sometimes. But, all mares are different so you’ll always be learning!

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