Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Eastern Shore of MD.
This is the first summer we have had our horses at home. There are a ton of houses close together here so its not like we are miles apart. Last night a neighbor about 3-4 houses away was shooting off fireworks. The horses freaked out. We were able to calm all of them down except Cocoa.
She was terrified.
She was sweating, running, shaking, I could feel her heart pounding. I tried to halter her and lead her into the turn out but she was even more scared, so I let her loose again. This went on for a few hours.
Tonight my neighbor right next door will more than likely be shooting off his fireworks. He is a few feet from our pasture. I don't know what to do. I can keep the others calm but Cocoa is the one I am worried about. She is 31 yrs old and has a history of colic. I am scared she will colic or have a heart attack at her age.
Please give me advice as to what I can do. I don't have a barn and so far have been unable to find a place to bring her for the night.
I have banamine and Quietex but not sure if I should give her either beforehand?
Cocoa - 32 yr old QH, Cherokee - 8 yr old TWH & Toby - 16 yr old QH
R.I.P. Cocoa 4/13/78 - 2/9/11