Colic in Horses: More than Just a Belly Ache!

Ever seen a horse look at its side with a puzzled expression? No, they're not trying to admire their reflection or strike a pose. They might just be telling you they have colic! As one of the most common concerns for horse ownerssource, colic in horses is unpredictable and can range from the equine equivalent of "I shouldn't have had that extra slice of cake" to something much more severe.


But what causes these noble beasts to get such tummy troubles? Well, it can be several things, including:

  • Dysbiosis, which is a fancy way of saying imbalance of gut bacteria. Sounds like someone needs some PROTEXIN GUT BALANCER! It's a fabulous probiotic powder to encourage normal digestive function. I mean, who wouldn't want their digestion to be efficient? Especially after indulging at the equine equivalent of an all-you-can-eat buffetsource.
  • Feed impaction, basically a blockage in the digestive tract. Imagine eating a whole loaf of bread without chewing...yeah, that's bound to get stuck!source.
  • Excess grain in the diet. It's like us overdoing it on the carbs and wondering why our jeans feel a bit tight the next day.
  • And the big one: twisted bowels. It's as unpleasant as it sounds, trust mesource.

But hey, it's not all gloom and doom. Just as we have antacids and herbal teas to soothe our tummies, there are plenty of treatments available for our hoofed friends.


One of the top contenders in the fight against colic is the SCIENCE SUPPLEMENTS GUT BALANCER. This magical concoction contains a specially protected live yeast. Not only does it help with hindgut function, but its high yeast content ensures rapid effectiveness. It’s like the supercharged energy drink for your horse’s bellysource!

Why Prevention is Better than a Vet Bill


Cookies for horses? Oh, we're not horsing around here! The PREMIER PERFORMANCE GUT EASE COOKIES are a godsend. A treat with benefits? It's like finding out your favorite chocolate is low calorie (wishful thinking, I know). These cookies help maintain a balanced gut, especially during stressful times or dietary changessource. No more scary syringes or trying to hide pills in apples. Pop them one of these bad boys, and you're golden!

Now, speaking of maintaining a balanced diet – salt. Not the kind you sprinkle on your fries, but the kind your horse needs. Meet the NAF HIMALAYAN SALT LICK. It’s a gourmet dish for your equine friend. This 100% pure, natural rock salt ensures your horse gets the daily salt dose they cravesource. And, good news, it's too hard for them to bite into, so no fear of them overindulging!


Hey, Is That Sand in Your Gut?

No, it’s not the title of a bad country song, but a real concern for many horse owners. Sand in the intestinal canal can cause severe discomfort for horses. Thankfully, we have the EQUIMINS SAND EX PELLETS. These natural dietary pelleted fibres combined with probiotics and prebiotics are the heroes we all need when it comes to this sandy situationsource. Imagine them as the cleanup crew, ensuring everything flows smoothly in the digestive tract.


So, whether your horse is a young sprout or a seasoned veteran, maintaining their gut health is imperative. With the right supplements, a keen eye, and a dash of humor, we can ensure our four-legged friends stay happy, healthy, and colic-free! And remember, just like we enjoy a bit of pampering and treats now and then, so do they!

When Fashion Meets Function

Now, while we're on the topic of horse care, let's not forget about the riders. Fashion and function often go hoof in hoof, or should I say hand in glove? Well, speaking of gloves, every equestrian knows the importance of a good pair. Not only do they help grip the reins but also protect hands from blisters and the elements. Dive into our Horse Riding Gloves Collection and find the perfect pair that speaks to your equestrian soulsource.


After hands, it's the feet that need attention! A ride can turn sour with uncomfortable or ill-fitting boots. Whether you're trotting, galloping, or jumping, our Horse Riding Boot Collection ensures your feet feel as if they're on clouds. Sturdy, stylish, and, most importantly, comfortablesource.

The Little Extras

Accessories are like the cherry on top, or should I say, the sock in the boot? Our Horse Riding Socks Collection isn't just about cute designs (though we have plenty!). They ensure your feet stay warm, dry, and blister-freesource.


And for those who believe in making a style statement every time they ride, our Jodhpur Collection is a treat for the eyes. Fashion-forward, functional, and fabulously comfortable, these jodhpurs ensure you ride high in stylesource.

Concluding Canter

Whether it's the horse's health, the rider's comfort, or the bond between the two, taking the right steps and having the best products is the secret to a fulfilling equestrian journey. Remember, every ride is a story, and with the right gear, it's bound to be a bestseller! Happy Riding!

Asked By You: Equine Queries Galore!

We get it, horses are like those complicated puzzle pieces - full of intricacies and questions. But fear not, fellow equestrian! We've compiled some of the burning questions you've frequently asked. Let's dive right in, shall we?

Can a horse survive colic?

Yes, indeed! Many horses can and do survive colic. While it's a serious condition that requires immediate attention, with prompt and appropriate care, many horses bounce right backsource. That said, prevention – such as a good diet, regular vet check-ups, and products like Protexin Gut Balancer - is always better than cure!


What do you do for a horse with colic?

If you suspect your horse has colic, the first thing to do is to call your vet immediately. While waiting, it's essential to keep the horse calm and prevent it from rolling or injuring itself. Monitoring vital signs and describing symptoms to your vet can aid in the diagnosissource. Products like Science Supplements Gut Balancer can be a helpful preventative.

What are the first signs of colic in a horse?

Colic's early signs can vary but often include restlessness, pawing at the ground, looking at their flank, and lying down more than usual. More severe signs might involve rolling, sweating, or an increased heart ratesource. Always trust your instincts; if something feels off, it's worth checking.


What is the common cause of colic in horses?

Ah, the age-old question! Colic in horses can be caused by various factors. These can range from dietary changes, parasites, gas buildup, or ingestion of sand or other non-food materials. Consistency in feeding, regular exercise, and providing supplements like Premier Performance Gut Ease Cookies can be key in preventionsource.

There you have it, some quick answers to the niggling questions in the back of your mind. Always remember, when in doubt, reach out to a professional. A little knowledge and proactive care go a long way in ensuring your equine friend remains happy and healthy!