I am at the point in the game where I need to escort Ilia and the Zora child to Kakariko Village to see the shaman. Of course, when I go across the field I am bombarded by attacks by the warthog riders as well as the bomb-dropping birds.
I am stuck here with only one arrow left after several game overs so I cannot kill the birds, and their bomb dropping is continually sending the horse cart in a big circle around Hyrule Field. I understand that I need to distract the birds with the Gale Boomerang as well as put out the fire in the cart, but it is extremely frustrating to do so while running around on Epona and I have been stuck on this part of the game for several days without being able to get past.
For those of you who have gotten past this part, am I doing something wrong? Basically, my strategy is to distract the birds as much as possible, put out the fire whenever it shows up, and attack the goblins on the warthogs whenever possible. I just keep trying and trying but nothing seems to be working and I'm starting to get mad.
Please help! Give me some advice, maybe I am missing something glaring here. Or maybe I just suck.