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How to Maintain a Horse?

Horses are great because they are very majestic creatures. Found in the wild roaming the prairies or the meadows, horses are regal by nature, and it’s only fitting that horses (in modern times) cost a regal sum to own. They are extremely expensive to own and rear (prohibitively so) as they were long ago replaced by the car.

Horses have always been companion animals, from ages past when they would accompany us on long treks across the plains to the modern day where they are ridden for pleasure, horses have big hearts, and you really feel it when you interact with them. Anyone that has been around a horse for any period of time will be able to tell you that horses need a lot of care. Horses need for care than most animals like dogs, cats, and goldfish. And as such, it is important to remember this if you’ve ever wanted to get yourself a horse simply to keep around. If you already have a horse, then I hope that you’re outfitting it with the best horse tendon boots Australia. This helps in keeping them happy and healthy.

There are some minimum requirements when it comes to rearing a horse. You must have an adequate amount of land to have it run around in, and you must also have a good stable for it to sleep in. Bear in mind that you need to protect the stable from predatory animals such as coyotes and wolves and you’ll be good to go.

So, what are some of the things that a horse needs to be happy? One of the most important things is to feed them regularly with hay or grain. This step is extremely important. Horses are very large animals, and they require a lot of maintenance. Feeding them is one of the most basic things that you need to do in order to keep them healthy. You will also want to do other basic activities such as cleaning the water buckets every day, this is so the horse always has a supply of fresh pathogen free water that it can drink at any time. You also need to muck out the stable at least twice a day. To muck out means to remove any accumulated manure and urine. This is so that the horse doesn’t somehow get an infection from its own feces, which would be unpleasant for everyone involved.

You also need to change the bedding, which is usually bundles of hay that are set in the ground to ensure that the horse doesn’t sleep on the cold ground. You need to check hooves daily. Checking hooves is necessary because there are instances where foreign objects somehow lodge themselves in a horse’s hoof. If left unchecked these foreign objects which include nails, or very sharp pieces of glass can cause infections, limping, and ultimately lameness. There are plenty of other things that you need to check on every day with your horse. These were simply the basics.

Donald Wicks
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