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Re: [RC] collywobbles - Pat Hayward

    Actually, "collywobbles" is an old English term for "upset stomach"

Alice Yovich wrote:

I didn't know that there was a clinical term for what happened to me
and my mare the other day. It wasn't March, though, it was April. We
were cantering along, so nice and relaxed. I had just decided she'd
done enough of cantering in the front (she hates being in front) and I
was about sit and bring her down to the trot when BAM! I hit the
ground and she took off running. Not only did she take off running,
she spooked my friends horse who dumped her and took off running.
Luckily, we had two other friends who caught our horses. I'm still

At 12:37 PM 4/3/04 -0800, you wrote:

*A "collywobbles" is an evil sprite that only horses can see.  They
great delight in scaring horses.  They inhabit all areas of the
world, but
are most prevalent around horses.  While they are most active in
March, they
are in evidence all year long.

                            Alice Yovich,
                         NATRC Reg. 4, Texas

They're athletes! This is a partnership between horse and rider - we don't
have any jockeys out there, just pals and partners. We'd allow a rider with
a broken foot, a sore back and a nasty cold to compete - but we would never
let a horse in a similiar condition hit the trail.
~ Dr. Barney Flemming DVM

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[RC] collywobbles, Alice Yovich