I have a horse I have owned a little over 2 years now and he is colic prone. Never had a horse colic as much as he does. I know sometimes it is us as owners who can cause our horses to colic and while I may be doing something wrong(and not know it) it is not all just me. I had a biggie dressage horse for 6 1/2 years that I sold a couple years back who never once coliced while I owned him. and my family has had the minis 15-16 years now and while I notice that minis tend to colic more than the biggies the other few my mom has only do so ocassionally. He is 5 years old now and colics several times a year. Sometimes I have no idea why but is seems some of the time the colics tend to be related to sharp diffences in tempature change. I plan on gradually changing out his feed starting next week to the nutrena safechoice perform to see if that helps. I read somewhere online that sometimes colics can be related to too much starch in the diet that can't be digested properly inThe hindgut. He is kept in a smallish paddock without grass as I show him but he gets out for an hour on pasture with grass several times a week and spends 5-6 days a week either being roundpenned or being driven for conditioning. Before I get blasted for having him on a smallish drylot and only a small time on grass he's got it a lot better than some show horses who spend a lot of time stalled. He's only stalled on really cold nights or in bad weatherOr if he’s been clipped and needs to be sheeted/blanketed due to too cool temps in the spring and fall. He's given fresh water every other day though I may be changing it to every day now. He is wormed regulary and because the area we are at is sandy gets a couple weeks of phsyllium 3 times a year. He gets soaked alfalfa pellets as part of his grain and is given electrolyes on a daily basis because he is not always the best of drinkers. My vet says I doing the right things and when I brought up changing his feed she agreed with me and said to give that a try. I am at a loss as to what I can do to prevent him from colicing as often. I get stressed and worry every time it happens and I know it is not good for him. What are some tips that you might be able to give me? I especially want to hear from those who have had to deal with colic prone horses.