Mental health in older horses
We have an older horse (late 20's - early 30's) who has had some physical issues in the last year or so including losing his eyesight (confirmed by vet) but has done fine. We keep our guys on pretty much the same daily schedule so he just goes with the flow and has seemed content. If you didn't know him, you wouldn't know he is blind but we can tell he is mostly listening his way through the day.
Until the last week - he seems to becoming more confused to the point I am wondering if he is either losing his hearing too or just his mind? I am familiar with old dog dementia - can old horses have dementia too?
The vet will be out in the next week or two to do spring shots so she can look him over again but was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this with their senior citizen.