Top tips on caring for your horse

29 August 2019

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Having a horse is a huge commitment, they can cost anywhere from £1,000 to £3,000 a month and are expected to live for more than 30 years or more. They can vary in size, body shape and temperament. Their working life, which is the time period in which they are ridden or driven is much shorter than their expected live span. There are an estimated between 600,000 and a million horses in the UK.

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Horses are a great companion and highly enjoyable to be around so we need to ensure that we house them and feed them properly and give them the care they deserve.  

Here are some top tips to care for your horse:
  • You must make sure that the horse has shelter at all times, they need a barrier to protect them from the elements. The shelter must be dry and comfortable. You can rent a space at the stable to board your horse.
  • If your horse is of average size, they will consume about 20lbs of food every day. The horses have small stomachs and a delicate digestive system so they tend to nibble and graze throughout the day. It is best to feed your horse around the same time each day.
  • Horses need minerals which they can receive from salt to keep their electrolytes up. The electrolytes help to manage the production of sweat, saliva, intestinal tract fluids, urine and mucus. You can give them a salt block or add salt to their horse feed.
  • You should give your horse at least 8 gallons of clean fresh water each day. You will need to refill the buckets regularly and ensure the trough is cleaned out regularly. It is best to keep at least 20 quart buckets in the water at all times.
  • Horses need space to wander around, they need to be able to graze throughout the day. You might need to plant your own pasture or to take your horse to green pastures.
  • Horses can develop problems with their feet especially if they aren’t being cared for. They will need to be picked daily to get rid of objects such as rocks and old hay that might bruise their feet or cause a bacterial infection.
  • You must file your horse’s teeth, this is important because the teeth can become sharp and make chewing painful so a horse will refuse to eat. A veterinarian will need to complete this procedure at least once a year.

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