The icy claws of fear set firmly into the spine of every horse owner upon hearing the very word spoken... Colic. By definition, “colic” is simply a vague term for “pain” anywhere between the stomach and tail of the horse, and tells us next to nothing for a diagnosis. At some point in our equestrian lives, chances are good that we will have to deal with colic in some form or another. Whether it’s a horse of…Continue
Added by Sharise Hawkins on February 28, 2012 at 12:22pm — No Comments
Yet another poetic rambling courtesy of my alter ego -- Shakespeare "The Equine"
Farewell To Miss Fergs
Dedicated to the fiery Miss Fergs who succumbed to colic, February 13, 2011, age 22
There is a front coming in tonight. Clouds are moving low and fast, the wind is howling around corners, as the temperature drops like a rock. Spring and fall bring this kind of barometer-bouncing weather.
Worst of all, the horses are acting unsettled as the atmosphere. There
is a name for this kind of weather, but I don’t like to say it out loud.
If you have horses you know it too. It’s colic weather. Knock wood…
I got sad news…Continue
Recovery...thats the word of the day. My hand that I cut open 10 days ago is healing very well. It still hurts to hold a hair brush, use a squirt bottle or use a body brush using downward strokes. Up until 10 minutes ago I couldnt take the cap off of my water bottle.
Part of my healing has been just getting back out to the barn to interact with my horses. Im a little nervous around them, since I am so protective of my hand right now, but thats fading away each time I go down…Continue
I was at work last November, it was morning and it was about 10:15 when I got the phone call that all horse owners dread. “He’s colicing” the voice on the other line said. My trainer had just given the horse a work out, had a good ride and
her working student had un-tacked him in the stall. He looked like he wanted to
roll in the stall but when he wouldn’t get up right away she knew…
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