Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: St. Brieux, Sask, Canada
Colic or not?
Hi there. I'm hoping someone out there can help me. I have a 9 yr old gelding that I have had since he was 2. He has been hauled quite a bit in the past with no problems, until this year. About a month ago, I hauled him to a friends house to move some cattle. I didn't ride him hard or anything, we were there overnight and I fed him some hay that he had never had before. The next day when I got home and unloaded him, he started acting up, his muscles on his back got very tight and he was sweating and extremely uncomfortable. I had the vet out and he said it was a classic case of colic. Fine. Now, any time I haul him, it happens to some degree. It hasn't got as bad as the first time, but it still happens. The other day he did it again and it definitely wasn't anything he ate because he didn't eat anything when I was using him. If anyone has any suggestions please help me. Thanks.