In riding our horses, we often put them into situations which go against their natural instincts. Events such as horse shows and parades are loud, chaotic, and can be overwhelming even for typically calm horses. Additionally, mounted shooting and battle reenactments leave the horse to contend with repetitive loud noises at volumes that can damage the horse’s hearing, just as they can damage our hearing
Daily grooming not only contributes to the health of your horse’s coat, it provides you with a perfect opportunity to evaluate your horse’s overall condition. To make sure that you stay on top of any potential health issues that might affect your horse , stay alert while you groom and learn what to look for every day. Overall Condition As you begin to groom, evaluate your horse’s overall appearance and condition
Do you find yourself dreading the tasks of grooming, tacking up, and even performing regular barn chores in the cold that will come with this winter?