Originally Posted by sillybunny11486
ive never known someone to not walk a colicing horse. Letting them lie is ok till they start thrashing and twisting up more. It might be to dangerous to go in and get them at that point.
Sure, they can kick you if they're thrashing violently, but you should have already gotten them on their feet before the worst signs started.
Horses do not usually go from lying quietly to violent thrashing in an instant. If they do, then there's something else going on that's probably not colic, such as something rupturing internally.
If that happens, having a horse on its feet and walking isn't going to help, anyway.