So I went partially away for the weekend (family emergency). My fiance was kind enough to feed/water my horses while I've been away. I came home for about an hour each day and let them out while I cleaned their stalls. My mare is horribly allergic to bugs and there's not enough bug spray in the world that would make it so she could stay out all day. So they needed to be back in before I left again. So they've been pretty cooped up.
But my concern is that in 3 days my horses had no issues with spookiness and have been stalled for multiple days at a time before (horrible weather and such). But this time they've suddenly become horribly spooky, especially around my fiance! When I was cleaning the ponies stall and he came downstairs my pony dodged past me and ran to hide in the corner!! I know for a fact my fiance would never have hurt them or threatened too. The only thing I'd ever seen was once, he was walking over to the pony and the pony turned away, then he took another step, when the pony looked back he was real close and the pony freaked out, my mare freaked out too because the pony did. I think they took it as a sort of 'stalking' action. But he's been feeding them and trying to pet them for days and coming to sit next to them while I'm around to see if they'll come over to him - but they're horrified of him! And of everything else - when I let them out I had to quickly lock them both up again because my mare was just frenzied galloping around her field, because the geese were all around. But this isn't her first time seeing geese! Their diet hasn't changed much (they're getting a little less grain).
I'm just at a loss as to what made my horses both be suddenly afraid of the world!! And my mare has become completely herdbound again, probably that's from being locked up face to face with my pony 24/7 so we'll have to work on that again >.< Just when I thought we were over that!