As some know, I am leasing-to-own a 16 year old haflinger gelding. When I picked him up he was at his (then current) lessee'a house. She could no longer keep him because he was getting severely beat up by the lead gelding and he wouldn't be aloud into the shelter.
She told me the lead gelding wasnt allowing him into the shelter one time during spring in a bad rain storm. She went out to check them and the Haffie was outside shivering in the cold acting mildly colicy. She gave him banamine and put a rain sheet on him after she towel dried him and all was well.
Well, the day after I got him home he coliced and the vet had to be called. He was fine all day and when he arrived. It was alittle stressful of a trip as it was all highways and we hit a wee bit of stop and go traffic. The trailer doesn't have closing Dutch doors at the top so that was all open. He wasnt acting super freaked out in the trailer, loaded like a dream and all. Was just more so looking like he was wondering where we were off to!
Since then I've been a tad paranoid. I put him and my other gelding on probios for 2 weeks. But, I'm wondering if I should take extra cautionary tips on show days? I have no clue if he's ever been shown and I imagine he may get a tad worked up at the show, then again I could be wrong.
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