When I went out this morning to feed, Pirate was lying down in his pen.  I knew something was up as I was walking down to the horse area and saw he was off his feet.  Once I entered his corral he did get up, walk around and then laid back down.  He had eaten all his Timothy hay from the night before and it appeared he had drank water.
I was not sure if he was having a gas colic or impaction colic so I started calling veterinarians after removing all feed buckets from his stall.  The first 3 I called were out of town.  The next 5 calls meant leaving messages and hoping to hear back from them NOW!  Every minute of waiting for a return call seemed like forever!  The first return call was from Dr. Moss of Temecula Creek Equine Veterinary.  He was in the field and it would be an hour before he could get to us.  Dr. Moser of House Calls for Horses also returned our call but would not be able to come out for about 1.5 hours. Our regular vet called and since he was out of town he would be calling back for status reports.
Called Dr. Moss back and he instructed us to administer 4 cc's Banamine which we did.  Pirate was getting pretty uncomfortable (lying down/getting up), but he was good about giving him the Banamine.  About 20 minutes later he was up and looking for food.
Dr. Cash then returned my call.  I explained what we had done and he suggested a Wheat Bran mash, oil with Psyllium.  This was done and Pirate ate most of the mooshy stuff.  It was important to get him hydrated.
I called Dr. Moss and gave him a progress report as he was in the field on another emergency call.  Spoke to Dr. Moser again. Our regular vet called and we returned his call with a progress report.
So far things are looking ok.  Pirate is drinking and wanting food.  We will wait until the morning before we give his normal feed.  That is...if he has been drinking and there is fresh manure in his stall.
It is frightening when one of the horses are in distress and you cannot get a veterinarian out.  Especially when you know the situation could very well turn quite ugly pretty quickly.  Thank to to Dr. Moss, Dr. Moser, Dr. Cash for returning my calls and advising.
Thank you to neighbor Denise who came over and offered to walk Pirate while I was on the phone.  Typically, we don't walk colic horses when they are just lying down.  If they start standing up, pacing, lying down and rolling is when I start walking them to hopefully keep them from twisting their intestines up if it is an impaction colic.  Thanks so much Denise for the offer of help.