Hi all, noticed there is a similar thread to this but posted this one as situation is different. My daughter's VERY placid mare has done a complete personality change in the last few weeks and we need some help to figure out why. She is an old girl and up until recently the only bad behaviour she displayed was to nod her head a lot when she got tired riding out. We have been told it could be seasonal (Spring and rampant hormones - which surprises me given how old she is), or because she hasn't been ridden much lately due to the wet weather (previous owner told me she never had problems with this - was always ready to go no matter how much of a rest she'd had), or the spring grass (this could be possible except we don't have very much grass in her paddock yet).
Does anyone have any other ideas? Any suggestions to help us sort this out would be very much appreciated.