This morning, I had Monkey in a round pen, mare on one side and gelding on the other. When he started kicking up his heels passing the other gelding I figured he was just feeling good. When I brought him out of the round pen though, he put his head up, arched his neck, put his tail up and just danced his way down the path... all the way to the barn.
The only thing I can figure is that Tara's mare is coming into heat and he figured he'd give it a shot. When I took him back, he acted sane again.
I don't know what he's thinking! He's not proud cut, or he would have given signs of it last semester, when the mares were definitely cycling, but he was sure showing off for someone today.
On the bright side he never pulled or tried to get away from me, just danced around and acted like an idiot, considering that he couldn't manage the act even if he did get in the pen with the mare.
*Headshake* Sometimes I wonder about males, of all species.