|But the strange thing is - he was calm and relaxed like this|
Monday, May 16, 2011
What a strange weekend
So - all day Saturday this is how he was - tied up high - calm, relaxed, ate hay, drunk water, licked salt - for 6 hours while I did the yards, barrowed 30 barrows of peelings to the round pen, and changed two steel gates to bungy gates. Six hours without any panic, pulling back, herd bound behaviour (the others we way aways).... I kept thing about Pat saying "it's good for a horse to learn to be tied up for long periods of time" or something to that effect.
Again this morning I tied him up for four hours - in gales and squally showers - fine. Mind you I am not getting alot of work done!
I have just contacted a Homeopath and ordered on her suggestion Stramonium -she thinks it will have some good results within 24 hours, 5mls twice a day and so he should be ok to graze again by the end of the week. I'll keep you posted. If you are interested the website is www.farmsupport.co.nz