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Thursday, 23 August 2018

Horse Care Tips


Owning an animal is a huge responsibility, there are a lot of things to think about before even considering buying an animal. Horses are large animals that need to be taken good care of, and they aren't cheap to look after either. There are many things to think about such as if you can afford to look after a horse for the long run if you can keep on top of their daily care and keep them in good health. If you're thinking of buying a horse, here are some horse care tips for you to think about first: 

Space and Exercise
Horses are larger animals than your common home pets so they will need extra space and a big enough space to run around and do their daily exercises to keep healthy. A decent size space where they can run and walk around is important if you're thinking of buying/keeping a horse.

Feeding Horses
It's important to give horses some good quality food to keep their bodies and health in good condition. Spillers Horse Feed has a good range of horse food to choose from. It's also important to make sure there is access for a good amount of feed and water for the horses.

Shelter
If you're planning on keeping/buying a horse, it's important to make sure that the land you are thinking of keeping them, has some good shelter. Shelter for the horses to keep under from extreme heat, wind and rain. There are waterproof rugs//clothing you can put on your horse during the cold weather, but you must make sure they are comfortable and in good condition. Trees and stables are the best shelters for horses.

General Health
Not only feeding and space, but you need to keep on top of your horses health. The vets can help you with this. The list of general health care for horse include: making sure your horse is vaccinated (vets will keep you updated as to when and how often they will need it), trim their feet, teeth need to be checked every 12 months but younger horses under 5 years will need to be checked every 3-6 months. You should also worm your horse every 6-8 weeks to prevent a build of worms in the horses' intestine. 

They are some basic horse care tips, and it's so important that you think about everything before buying a horse. A horse is not your common cat, dog or pet rabbit. Horses need a lot more space, taken care of a lot more and make sure you're on top of their health appointments such as dental and any vet appointments if needed. Not only that, but you need to be sure that you can afford everything to keep their health in good condition, as well as making sure you can afford the vet and dental bills. They also need the right equipment such as grooming gear, food, water, saddle, saddle blankets and much more. 

If you do decide to buy a horse, it's advised you take a person who's experienced with horses with you too help choose the right horse for you. 


* In collaboration with Spillers-Feed


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