Colic. . . one of the most dreaded conditions by the average horse owner. It equates to pain for your companion, potentially long nights of monitoring and even costly veterinary care in the worst scenarios. The good news is that in the majority of colic cases, the problem often resolves on its own over a short period of time with some TLC and dietary changes. There are many different types of colic, which essentially means abdominal pain, but that belly pain can be coming from anywhere.