Just a quick post:
Someone mentioned the other day they give their mad mare a sachet of chamomile tea leaves in her feed for a calming effect.
Willing to try anything I fished some out of the back of the kitchen cupboard for Cady and swirled them hopefully into her sugarbeet.
Sadly, when I arrived at the field she trotted to the gate and then galloped off snorting when the dog stepped on a twig. I did try and catch her but she was overcome with the terror of it all so I decided she couldn't be that hungry and left her to it.
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them eat chamomile tea...
On the plus side I had a charming ride on Rodney. We did some work without stirrups and then canter transitions and he was just a pleasure. Our canter work is still massively haphazard but there's progress there and it's the most fun I've ever had in an arena.
Happy horsing everyone x