My part-loan horse has got colic.
I should have known. He's been lethargic for a week or so, and flank-watching for maybe a fortnight, and he started to walk away whenever you brush his nearside, or go to mount. Last week he got down and rolled when I was in his stable, which he NEVER does.
He's not too bad - at least his gut is still working and there's stuff still going in and coming out, but he'll be on box rest for a week with only hay and water, a daily walk around the indoor school and no treats!
Anyone say anything to make me feel better, or should I just hang my head in shame.
More importantly, what can I do to cheer him up??? He can't have anything to eat, he doesn't particularly like toys unless they're edible, or dispense edible stuff, and there's no going out for a play in the sand school, or out for a blast across the field. That's all the things I know he likes completely out of the picture!!