It is important as a horse owner to realize that horse colic is an unfortunate fact of life. Annual equine colic incidences of approximately 10% are quite common. Research reveals that 11% of affected horses die. Listed below are some of the management factors which are thought to decrease the incidence of colic in horses. Preventing horse colic is possible with better management. It is very important also to work toward avoiding horse colic in horses which fall into high-risk categories, such as stabled horses in intense training and fit horses recently injured.