Originally Posted by BlooBabe
I know plenty of beginners who accurately described and identified colic to me as well as newbies bandaging a minor wound just as well as I ever could have. There's no reason to discredit the OP for trying to be prepared. Also no reason to be condescending, you were new to horses once too.
The last thing I am being is condescending. I am telling the OP that a new horse owner is not going to have the skills to deal with an emergency situation and needs to have people around that can assist in making the correct call and deal with it in a timely manner. No vet is going to provide a new client controlled drugs just in case. I don't know this person but if the OP is having to ask what to put in a vet kit, my guess is they probably don't have any business dealing with such a situation. Being prepared is one thing but taking that next step can be foolish. Just because they saw a uTube video online does not make them competent to deal with it. Every horse is going to be different.
I owned horses for 20+ years when I had my first colic and the vet was called. I knew what I was dealing with but it was still a situation where I needed assistance from the vet.
We have to be careful with what advise we give out over these types of forums. You don't know what the other person reading your posts know, what they are capable of, what resources they have available, how old are they... If I see something that could be harmful or detrimental to a good outcome, I'm going to say something.