List: Horse and Pony Care by The Day, Week, Month and Year

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List: Horse and Pony Care by The Day, Week, Month and Year

    [“Administer de-worming medication. It\\’s important to have a de-worming schedule to keep your horse healthy.”,
  • Check fences for broken rails, loose wire, protruding nails, loose gates etc…that could cause injury.
  • “Check the amount of concentrate, fodder, and bedding on hand. Try to have at least two weeks supply on hand, so if there is an emergency you don\\’t run short.”, “Clean your horse\\’s hooves and check for bruising or cracks, or loose shoes.”, “Do a visual check for scrapes, cuts, bruises and puncture wounds on your horse\\’s legs, head, and body. Treat any injuries promptly. You should have a horse first aid kit on hand.”,
  • Do a visual check for signs of illness such as runny eyes or noses, or sounds of coughing or wheezing.
  • Have immunizations administered by a veterinarian.
  • Have teeth checked and floated by an equine dentist or veterinarian. Some horses may need checking and floating every six months.
  • “Have your farrier in to trim hooves or re-set horseshoes. Leaving hooves to grow too long is hard on your horse\\’s legs, and unhealthy for their hooves.”,
  • If you board your horse at a stable, make sure your board bill is paid on time.
  • “If you care for your horse on a small acreage, clean manure from paddocks. This cuts down on flies, keeps the grounds clean for the same reason you\\’d clean a stall, and makes a nice environment for you and your horse.”, “Muck out the stall if your horse is stabled. Ammonia from urine and manure is harmful to horse\\’s lungs and hooves and can cause problems like thrush.”,
  • Provide adequate shelter and blanketing according to the weather. The design of your shelter, whether run-in shed or stable is very important for proper care. Horses need a place to get out of the wind and wet.
  • Provide your horse with adequate fodder and concentrates. If feeding hay, your horse will eat approximately 2% to 3% of its body weight every day.
  • Provide your horse with fresh clean water. Clean, readily available water is essential for good horse care.
  • Scrub out water trough and feed buckets. Built up concentrates on the inside of feed buckets can spoil, and troughs can get soiled with chaff, dirt, and algae.
  • Some people feed a daily dose of medication, some have a six week or nine-week schedule. After the first hard frost, or once the fly season is over, you may also want to de-worm for botfly larvae.
Horse and Pony Care by The Day, Week, Month and Year
Scott Adkins
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