The Care of the Horse

Finding the right place to board your horse is no easy task. There are a lot of details to consider. Pricing is the very first thing you’ll want to look at. Is the monthly fee within your budget? What services are included in the monthly fee? Are there additional charges for things like blanketing or holding your horse for the farrier? These questions will determine whether or not you need to look any further. Once you have decided that the facility is within your price range, look at the safety of the facility. What kinds of materials are used for the stalls? Are there any boards or objects...
So you’ve finally got that third, fourth or even fifth horse that you’ve wanted to complete your backyard herd.  Now what do you do to get your new gelding or mare acclimated into his or her new companions – how do you keep everybody safe and happy and make the transition as smooth as possible? There are certain steps you should take before just throwing the “newbie” in with your herd – Step 1 – Let the new horse become accustomed to his surroundings for a few days. Walk him around the barn and the pasture where he will be staying and let your other horses see him.  They will most likely come...
New horse in the pasture
Selecting the right horse blanket can be a daunting task, especially if you do not completely understand the meanings of the terms used to describe and differentiate between different styles and types of horse blankets. A basic understanding of the terms used to describe blanket features and their meanings will enable you to sort through your options in order to find the blanket that will work best for your horse and weather situation.   Turnout versus Stable One of the first things you will need to decide when you start blanket shopping is whether you need a turnout blanket or a stable...

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