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[RC] jumping to conclusions - Dolly Miller

People do jump to conclusions when they see a horse being treated at a ride. It does not always mean that the horse was over ridden. Several years ago, my horse was treated at a ride and I did not over ride him but...."treated because she over rode him" was what I heard.
About 1 hour after the ride Silver started showing signs of colic and was a little dehydrated so the vets put him on IV and he was all right soon. A short time later my other horse that I took to ride, to hang light sticks on that night and had not been ridden yet, started acting colicky also. Did not have to have him treated, just walked it off. We found out that it was a bag of feed that had been left over in the trailer from another ride. So, now I don't leave any feed or hay in trailer. High temperatures and humidity in a close trailer can cause feed to mold really quick and there may not be enough mold that it can be easily seen but enough to cause colic ..... and give you a bad reputation.

Dolly #7995


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