Horse experiencing depression?
My little guy seems really down in the dumps.
He had a pasture mate, of 5 years, Prince, they always got along/looked out for each other. Well, because he was never getting ridden anymore, Prince was sold and Putts (my horse) was put out with 2 new horses who he doesn't get along with, so he wanders around alone.
Obviously he was frantic the first few days without Prince, neighing and just confused like you'd expect, but now, 2 weeks later, he just seems like not himself.
He's not lethargic, he's not sickly, he's just quieter than usual (he's usually pushy, headstrong). He's also spookier than he usually is. All these 2 weeks he's spooked at things he never spooks at (he is by NO means a spooky horse at all)... He honestly seems depressed and scared!
I'm not complaining, I mean I'm liking the way he's listening now and being a quiet, sensitive horse, but its just not like him no be so scared of the world!
I'm sure he'll come around with time, but right now I honestly think he's depressed!
Have you ever experienced this with your horses?
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes it's the voice at the end of the day that says "I'll try again tomorrow"...