Noticing some of the posts about horses colicing lately, has anyone noticed that this time of year some horses are more prone to colic? And if so any ideas or guesses on why? I know it is more prevalent around here, and I have my own opinions on this but curious what the rest of you think and what you do to help prevent it. My :2c2 With the weather changes from warm to colder most horses start drinking less, so can become slightly dehydrated leading to a belly ache that if not caught can become full blown colic in a few hours. Case in point, the first little cold snap we had here last week, in one morning had 2 of my mares acting funny at breakfast, and knowing the signs, I immediately gave each banamine, and within the hour they were doing better. One mare was off feed for the entire day, the other back to eating within a couple hours. But had I not known what to watch for they would have probably been in full blown colic in a matter of hours. Not just off. One advantage of being here, and knowing each and every horse very well. So now I have started salting hay slightly when it is getting colder to encourage more dinking. I do this every year, about the same time. Also all mine are fuzzy and the warmer days have led to sweaty miserable horses, and occasionally a belly ache there. No way to stop it, (the sweating, etc) but I do checks on all of them every couple hours this time of year, just in case. And all have been separated from the pasture to separate pens to monitor feed and water intake daily that way also. So what do you do if anything to prevent colic at this time of year, or have you ever noticed a trend in cases this time or any other time of year? Looking forward to everyone's views and experiences with this.