Taylor C Western | 15 Questions | 14 Answers

My horse is really susceptible to colic (it's happened more than twice with no real reason why). What's happening and how can I help prevent it in the future?

My horse is really susceptible to colic (it's happened more than twice with no real reason why). What's happening and how can I help prevent it in the future?
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There are a number of reasons why colica can occur. I suggest you consult a vet regarding the management of your horse to try to figure out why they have been having colics frequently.
Some horses are just more susceptible to colic. It would help if you could figure out why. But doing a bit of research on colic might help so you can use preventive measures to stop it happening again.
Try not to turn out in a sand arena, don't feed large meals, leave a good space between feeding and riding, keep him fit if possible and no sudden changes in routine. But I have heard that some horses react to change in weather badly so if you could keep him in at night that might help
Sand colic is a possibility
Maybe watch him while he eats. I have seen a horse colic from eating grain too fast. But I would definitely work with your vet.
Figure out why it happens. Several horses I know get it when the weather changes, so we keep an eye on them during those times
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