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Horse at Rock Ledge Ranch diagnosed with Colic

Posted at 4:46 PM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-27 18:46:39-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – Rock Ledge Ranch is asking visitors to stop feeding its horses after a horse was recently diagnosed with colic, a digestive issue that can be fatal.

Kova, the ranch’s mustang, was recently diagnosed with the condition.

The ranch posted on Facebook that two other horses died due to digestive issues in the “past few years.” The ranch said it found evidence that visitors are feeding the horses, likely causing the issues.

The Facebook post read, in part, “If you are feeding the horses- or any of the animals- PLEASE STOP. YOU ARE KILLING THEM.”

Signs are posted at Rock Ledge Ranch to discourage people from feeding the horses. It asks those who see people feeding the hoses to ask them to stop or call 719-578-6777 or 719-578-6986 to report it.