Ok.. so I have posted previously about my 28yr old mare, Skye, and her heaves. She is still coughing and still not sweating so we have increased her "VentiPulmin" for her heaves and she has a few more days for the 1AC to work for her not sweating. I have also posted pics of Buddy, my new foster yearling. He is fresh cut - gelded about a month ago. They have been in seperate fields seperated by about an acre... they could see, hear and smell each other. The last couple of days I have turned Buddy into the main pasture so only a field fence seperated them. I wanted to do that until the weekend when I am off work, but we are expecting bad weather tonight / tomorrow (tropical depression) and Skye doesn't have any shelter access where she is at, so the time line has been accelerated. My options: Leave Buddy in his small pen, let Skye into the main pasture. The problem - the only thing seperating them would be a barn gate in the aisle. Our barn was originally a cattle barn so it has a low ceiling. If Skye rears, she hits it.. though I like to think she has enough sense to not do that. or Turn them both into the main pasture, leave both gates to Buddy's pen open (so no traps are created) and just let them go. THE PROBLEM wiht all of this? My old hussy 28yr old mare has gone "cougar" on me and is in full blown heat. I figure this is either the best time ever to turn them out together (she is in 'love') or the worst. What is your opinion ?