I just wanted to give you an update on Punch. We’ve decided to call him “Chaz”. He was fine the first night but coliced the second day, so we had the vet out and he gave him some mineral oil and electrolytes and he was fine by that night. He’s settled in really well since then and is making friends with our other horses.
We rode him for the first time the third day he was here and he was great! He’s very calm about everything and we walked and trotted around for a while. Yesterday he went on his first trail ride with our other gelding around our property and he really enjoyed it. My mom and I are very happy with him and how well he’s settled into our routine. Thank you so much for all of your help getting him back to Georgia for us! Talk to you soon!
One of the most common reasons a horse colics is due to a change in routine or feed. Weather changes such as a sudden drop in temperature or even a full moon can contribute to causing a horse to colic. Be sure the horse drinks plenty of water and has lots of moist fiber in his diet – especially if the weather is changing suddenly as it did the night that Punch went to his new home.