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5 Horse Care Tips for Beginners

A horse is a much more complicated animal to look after than a dog or cat. If you are a new horse owner, you should take into consideration the next five tips to help you hone your horse care skills.

Schedule Hoof Care.
It is vital to your horse's overall health that you regularly care for their hooves. This includes trimming, filing, and shoeing frequently. In order to make these appointments easier on your schedule, you should locate a reputable and recommended farrier near me.

Feed Appropriately.
Horses need to be fed a substantial amount of hay, grain, and nutritional supplements based on their weight, activity level, and age. As a new horse owner, you may need a large animal veterinarian to advise you over how much your horse should eat daily.


Clear and Repair the Pasture.
Your horse needs plenty of space to roam. The space needs to be maintained properly and be kept clear of debris. Horses also require a strong fence to keep them safe inside the enclosed area, so you should be ready to repair one quickly in the event of a storm.


Shelter Should Be Large.
Horses are not a small animal to care for. When designing and building a shelter for a horse (or several) you need to keep in mind their size. Horses need enough room to lay down and then stand up quickly without hurting themselves.

Train Well.
Training a horse is a worthwhile, but lengthy, process. If you are not ready or capable of properly training your horse, you should hire a professional horse trainer to assist you. With their size and natural strength, an improperly trained horse is a danger to you and itself, so spare no time or expense when it comes to training.

A new horse owner has a lot to learn, but the relationship you build with your new equine friend is well worth it.

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