Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gallant, Alabama
My mare colicked and choked... I had Gypsie and Dakota out in the yard to graze for a bit and went to check on them. I found Dakota just fine, but Gypsie took a bit longer. When I found her, she was standing with her head nearly on the ground and she nickered at me. She almost NEVER nickers at me in the yard...
I was going to lead her back into the yard (she was in the garden) when she seemed to choke and her front legs started to buckle and green goo came pouring out of her mouth and nose. I freaked for a few minutes before hollering to my grandma that Gypsie was ‘sick’ and putting Dakota up.
I walked her to my cousins to get my cousin to walk with me until Gypsie was ok... in the 5 minutes it took to reach my cousins, Gypsie’s legs buckled about three more times and she was really agitated... swishing her tail and dripping in sweat, not wanting to walk or anything.
We walked her about a mile and a half before she seemed ok... She’s fine now. I walked her an extra half-mile just to make sure and watched her for a few minutes in the yard before I put her up...
I’m still not sure whether she choked, colicked, or both... I’m also wondering whether or not she ate something that didn’t agree with her, as my grandmother was spraying round-up the other day... but I’m likely to dismiss that option as she wasn’t grazing anywhere near where the round-up was sprayed...
I’m just glad it wasn’t worse.
Horseshoe Loop Farm: Home of Gypsie (1994 TWH mare), Dakota (2006 TWH gelding), Jo (2012 TWH filly) & Minnie (1992 Paint mare)