Wow, I'm almost in tears as I type this.
Very scary thing just happened. I was feeding this new sand colic prevention supplement to my two horses. Stupid me let them gobble it down über fast. My stupidity disgusts me sometimes, really. Toby ate it first, seemed fine. I gave it to Cinnamon next. He also seemed fine, but I noticed he spit it all out in a minute in two large, flat globs about the size of my hand. He was and is totally fine after that. That worried me, so I went and checked Toby. Lo and behold, he was acting like something in his mouth was bothering him, opening his mouth, moving it, working hard to get something out.
Luckily, I managed to hold me cool and call my mom over. She didn't seem too worried, as he was still breathing -_-
My trainer was there too, so I called to her and she just said, "he probably ate it too fast, just let him be. As long as he's breathing and not freaking out, it's best to let him work it out on his own".
I'm not going to leave him be, so I sit next to him, massage his windpipe, and basically just fret about him. My mom came over and helped. She noticed that some seemed to be caught in his lip in front of his teeth, so she took it out and he was fine after that
I just went and checked on them again and they're both fine. I have now thoroughly and completely learned my lesson: never let them gobble their food!! The supplement is called, "Sand Clear" and is pelleted, but seems to get really sticky once they eat it. Im kinda hesitant to feed it to them again....Well, anyways, I'm just glad they're okay!!!