11-14-2013, 12:37 PM
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Had a "fun" evening yesterday. Everything was perfect yesterday afternoon. Took a ride on my "greenie" (don't know why I call him that still because he's doing beautifully). Weather was gorgeous, no wind, Rascal responded well. My daughter gets off the bus and of course sees me out there and promptly wants to join in. So we saddle her boy up and we go out together for another hour. I'm still on Rascal. Then we get in as the sun sets, I mess around with one of Rascal's feet for a while as his overgrowth is starting to chip. So I trim him up a little. I'm just about ready to let everyone go for dinner when Rascal decides to buckle right there, still tied up. CRAP. I get him up, walk him around, and all he wants to do is lay down. Everything changed in seconds. Why the heck he suddenly begins to colic on me, I have no idea. He hadn't even eaten his feed yet. Nothing was different. He rode great. What gives???? Of course he wanted no part of water or hay. I would offer just to see how bad he was getting, and he refused everything of course. So I spend the next 2-3 hours walking him. I had to leave him a few times because as the devil would have it, this goes on in the middle of our evening/homework/dinner routine and remember, I have 6. Hubby works late. Every time I check on Rascal, he's on the ground. I finally get everyone in bed and go out there and get pissy with him and made him move out pretty good on my training lead. He stops in the middle of a full trot, squats like a mare in heat, and starts pooping. Hallelujah!!!!!! We have poop! Only parents and horse owners can appreciate a good poop when things get hairy. He almost immediately starts doing better. I didn't feed him anymore but he actually started nibbling on some hay strands the others had left behind. So yea. That was my night. This morning he acts like nothing ever happened. Kids and animals!!!! They are the source to all gray hair I tell ya.