I had my colt gelded a few weeks ago and he's lost all his personality.
He's living on a friends property and I saw him yesterday and he wont have any part of me. He was standoffish and when I did get to stand at his side patting him he had his ears laid back the whole time.
As soon as I ran my hand down his side towards his hind end but down his belly he would spin his head around and try and snap at me.
I did mange to get a look at his man remaining man area theres no welling or anything but his attitude has changed for the worst, he even kicked my mates dad.
I got the feeling he's lonely as he's in a paddock with no horses around and the cattle are currently in a different paddock away from him. But even then he didnt whinney or come racing over EVEN THOUGH he knew I had feed
Its heart breaking I've lost the horse I loved for many years and then having the colts whole personality changed. It such a change in him. If he was for sale and I was looking to buy him I wouldnt buy him.
I also will be selling him and I know this is not the attitude that people will be looking for.......that is when the market picks up again and after all this hendra virus gets gone!
Does anyone have any idea why the change or what I can do to get him over the anger?