Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Tealamutt, each vet has his or her own idea of what's best or not for a colicing horse.
Where I live, the general consensus is if the horse is lying still, there's no reason to make it get up and walk in circles. If it's thrashing, trying to roll, or being otherwise fussy, then yes, get it to its feet and start walking.
I think it makes a lot of sense, actually. How much would you want to walk around, if you were in excrutiating pain? If you're willing to lie still, don't you think you should be able to?