I have a 11 yro mare that is on stall rest for an inury to a front leg. I need help keeping her quiet in the stall. She's been in the stall for about a month, she had been doing better a couple weeks ago, but is now back to being 3 legged lame again. I would think that she would be a little more self preserving, but she's constantly hoping around and spinning in her stall. She is ridiculously easy to spook (she spooks herself when she pulls at her hay and it moves, or last week I accidently dropped a shovel in the aisle and she flew back and slammed herself into the wall). She's just not a quiet horse to begin with, so keeping her in the stall is making her even more nuts. She gets small amounts of hay throughout the day to keep her busy. And she only gets a small sprinkle of grain (not even half a handful) and an apple just to give her bute twice a day
Can anyone suggest some natural calming supplements? Or maybe a massage I could do a couple times a day that will relax her? I had tried quietex on her before she even had an inury, but it had no effect on her.