It is always worth reminding yourself of the important rules you should follow when feeding to maintain the health and condition of your horse. Click on the following link from The Horse to check if you have remembered them all.
With the warm temperatures and frequent rainfall our horses are currently grazing the richest, sweetest pasture that I can recall in my thirty-eight years of horse ownership. Every responsible horse owner/carer should be keeping a wary eye on their horse’s body condition but vets and farriers are increasingly frustrated that despite their words of caution and advice an increasing number of obese horses are being referred with laminitis.
If, like me, you have a much loved elderly horse, you will know how important it is to monitor his general health and body condition. You will also understand that you must be sensitive to the level of exercise he is able to enjoy and the longer time it takes to warm up. Want to know more? Log on to the following link from the horse.com.
Whether you’re about to purchase your first horse or welcoming a new four-legged family member after a break from the industry, owning a horse requires a certain amount of specialized knowledge to keep the animal happy and healthy.
“Well he did it, so it can’t be bad” is the first sentence in an interesting piece of research published in TheHorse.com. that highlights important welfare benefits for young or green horses who are allowed to observe an experienced horse calmly undertake ‘scarey’ tasks.