Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Eastern Virginia
Sudden burst of Irribility ???
I was with my thoroughbred mare for several hours, gave her some light work and with a few hours later I fed her her normal feed with no changes in it. BUT after leaving her stalled a tad longer than normal. I was busy feeding the other horses at the farm and couldn't let her out when she was finished. Well when I went to let her out I noticed she was pacing and snorting a lot. I walked in to check on her and she spooked at me. Jumping to side and moving away, I figured "Oh i must have startled her" But when I approached again, after allowing her to collect her senses, she trotted away from me out the stall and into the pasture. She was VERY irritable grumpy what ever you would like to call it. So I checked for gut sounds (thinking maybe she is starting to collic) she has nice gut sounds Loud and noticeable. She was not happy that I was trying to do these things. Mind you my mare has never acted like this before. She is usually well behaved and listens to me. Now about two months ago I stopped having the vet administer a cycle (I'm guessing it was a suppressant, it was birth control for mares) I'm wondering IF she is starting to have a server relapse into the AWFUL mood changes she had before I put her on the "horse birth control"
Her mood swings were so bad I thought that I had a stallion not a mare. She has no wounds that would suggest and animal bite. It was just SO sudden, one minute shes my usually sweety the next she wanted NOTHING to do with me. I have noticed that she seems to be more "frisky" when night rolls around, I'm starting to wonder what in the world is happening to my mare. I don't get to experience a lot of night time attitude. If its not medical I am wondering if someone (a neighbor) is abusing her at night. I have noticed bruising on her but I just thought it was the other mares (well the 3 year old mean little thing of a mare)
Anyone experienced something like this before? Sudden Mood change for practically No reason?