I sold my mare about 3 weeks ago. My paso and her had been together for quite awhile. The mare was without a doubt dominate. I brought over the neighbors mare to keep my paso company for awhile. He is now the dominate horse. He's always been the puppy dog personality. Following me around and looking for loving. Lately he's been standing away from me. Running when I try to get near him. It's VERY out of character for him. I don't go out to just work him either. In fact he isn't getting worked all that often between the weather and my health. I go out every day to feed though. Usually give them a good rub after I throw dinner down.
Is this related to his change in status in the herd? Could it be something else? I'm rather discouraged.