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        01-03-2012, 12:16 PM
    I have only skimmed the replying posts, and I do not claim to be an expert, but I have NEVER been instructed to 'let' a colicky horse roll. You do not want to horse to twist it's gut. However, there is a difference between say, a horse rolling because you just gave it a bath, and a colicky roll. Normal rolling, as I have been told, is okay. When a horse rolls over is when I have been told they are in danger of twisting their gut. You want them up and walking, but you don't want to over walk them. I would take caution when trying to stop a rolling horse though- a horse in severe pain does not know who or what you are, and may unintentionally hurt you.
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        01-03-2012, 12:43 PM
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    My Vet told my BO to walk my horse when he colicked last year (she already was) while we waited for him. It was just a nice slow, ambling walk, nothing that would make a fit horse tired but did keep him from dropping and rolling which he desperately wanted to. The Vet took 45mins or more to arrive (barn is 30mins from actual civilization) and by the time he did, my horse had pooped once and was doing better. Walking encourages the digestive system to keep things moving.
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        01-03-2012, 02:36 PM
    Here is a really good article of some of the causes of colic.....it also talks about rolling and you might be surprised by what they say.

    The Horse | The Epidemiology Of Colic

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