because I know you all care about these things Today I brought in Bandit (pictures some other time) and Aspen was in FULL BLOWN heat. So against my first wishes I took her into the area he was at and held her for him. He mounted but didn't do anything. He just stood around her making his noises and she was getting frustrated with him and me. So I let her go and watched. She was being so deliberate and he was just standing there looking at her, smelling her, flapping his tongue BUT DOING NOTHING! ARGH. Finally he realized that she didn't need to be romanced and got down to business. I took her out since she wanted NOTHING to do with him after that and I wanted him to focus on both Destiny and Sweet Pea who also are in heat. So I am trying this out we shall see if she now has a doe for me because this is the beginning of her heat. I wasn't flushing her but who knows what will happen. So one down......3 or 4 more to go. I may just hold only Flicka back from breeding until spring for a fall kidding. Not sure yet. All my plans have changed.