Stallion to Gelding
I am posting this twice b/c I am seeking all the feedback I can get. And maybe it is a medical thing, and not a "stallion" thing. Anyway, my post (again):
Just wondering, do they go thru like "depression"? You can search my threads for more detail, but I had this happy-go-lucky mini, acted like a dog, total lover, just got him gelded last Monday, now, he's sad? He doesn't come when we call him (always did if he wasn't already right there), doesn't seem to enjoy our physical contact, barely finishes an apple. I have checked his temp, it's normal, I have inspected the incision site, it's healing as it should be. He's not having a health issue, but a mind issue. Is this normal? If so, do they get out of it?
Again, our 6 year old "adopted" stallion was just like a pet, now he seems to be a really sad horse. I offered him to come in tonight (my daughter has brought him "in" a billion times), he looked at me like Nope, I'm fine and cold right here. No more "kisses", no more head "hugs", is he sad? Or is this the "new" horse we have b/c we made a choice to geld?