Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares
The typical cycle is in the 20-23 day range.
Hmmmm.... Interesting. With her it seems to be every month end of the month - beginning of the month. At least I had it beginning of April, beginning of July, and Aug 28 - 30 (for some reason I remember Apr and Jul, but not sure about May and Jun). I'm betting on the end of Sept now.
BTW, hard to catch never was an issue to me. Usually brushing is not a problem too, it's her getting alert to the extreme about everything (familiar things including) and somewhat touchy to the leg when riding.
So are there any cure to make them feel better? Does it make sense to just leave her to herself for those several days? I keep working her those days, it's just not fun for either of us.