Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
I take it that it's gas colic, and not impaction?
My 12 y/o gelding used to gas colic quite a bit as a youngster.
Stallions are also naturally going to be more 'up' than other horses due to their hormones, so it could be stress related.
I finally found a way to keep Casper from colicing too much. I mixed a box of regular iodized table salt with a box of baking soda, and added some to his feed every day. The bicarbonate helps to keep the gas buildup down, and the salt keeps him drinking water, which is vital.
I've since stopped using the mixture, but water down everyone's feed to keep them hydrated, which is especially important during the winter months when they drink less.