I went and had a guided riding session with one of my trainers last week. We did nothing major, walk, trot, and attempted canter. At the canter we noticed he was having some muscle spasms in the hindquarter, so we stopped and walked him out. He had a mild colic the day after. Two days ago I got on him bareback, and walked, trot.. maybe for about 10 minutes. Yesterday I went back to the barn to see him and he was having major colic issues, and eventually he had to be put down later that night. I feel so horrible, like part of it was my fault. I'm wondering if the stress of a new rider bought on the colic... can colic be purely propagated by an emotional issue?