Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Mia had colic a few months after I bought her. The vet came out at 11 PM ($400), poured oil thru her nose, and she got better. She has had some episodes since then, and I walk her around and keep an eye on her. And our horses get regular treatment for sand colic. But from what I've read, if the horse needs an operation to save it, then the cost is very high and the outlook pretty poor. So yes, I've made the decision already.
I like Mia, and she likes me. But she isn't my family, and I'm not part of her herd. She would never race into danger to save me, and I won't bankrupt my family for her.
... Energy is an admirable thing, but the energy of stupidity seldom avails much..." - On Seats and Saddles (1868), Francis Dwyer, Major of Hussars (light cavalry)