how long has he been gelded for? I mean I had a 17 yr old we gelded to make his older years easier on him and for about 1 1/2 yrs he was sluggish but after he realized it was just as fun to ride and play he was normal again. We actually did the hormones too for a little while that helped and we weaned him off of them and he did great I actually didnt train him to run barrels till he was 21 and he still ran 1-D you can see pictures of him on my barn page his name is red. I understand he isnt as much fun anymore to her but that doesnt mean you just have to get rid of him. There are ways to stimulate horses and I'm sure she can find a way to perk him back up again with little effort. Good Luck
She called the vet out two days ago and they said it was in top physical conditionl. She jumps him 4ft at her house. She showed him 2 and 3 ft. But now he won't even jump 1ft! Which is strange. She's not happy with him and he's miserable just standing in a stall all day long.
but I thought she was under 18? I think she just liked the fact that he was a stud and she should definitely get rid of him. I'm not trying to be mean but if she's not happy with him anymore just because he's not a stud, then sell him to someone that will love him.
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Yes it can happen. It is unfortunate the hormonal change was that extreme but it's a pretty standard change for them. Sometimes its more settle or not actually much different than normal but in some cases like this one, it happens.
I can't believe someone would have a horse for 4 and a half years, geld him, decide he's boring, and sell him. That's a sad, sad, sad tale. Did she ever really love him in the first place? Hope the poor thing gets a good home.
I hope he does too. But you should see him it's like he's sad. And she tries to cheer him up by taking him on a trail ride and he gets to the middle of the trail ride and quits. It's not that long of a trail ride. I told her to get off and walk him the rest of the way to make sure he's not scared but she just gets angry and goes back home.
Is it possible that this horse has somehow injured his back?? I would suggest a horse Chiropractor if one is available in your area!
If he was jumping before and now refuses to jump it could be an issue.