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Myth: Don't let a horse roll, he may twist his gut. 7/2/2012

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Fact: This just does not happen. Veterinarians do not know why horses twist their guts. Your horse is rolling because he wants to lie down. When you have a belly ache, you lie down don't you?

It has been beaten into our minds over the years that horses need to be walked and not allowed to roll or they will twist their intestines when they are colicky. Truth is this just does not happen.

Truth is, we do not know why the intestines twist in horses. Horses have intestines that are free moving...