Basics of Caring for Your Horse
The Last Ride AZ Discusses Basic Horse Care
Owning a horse requires more than just having a shelter and pasture in place. Rather, it requires daily maintenance and care. To that end, here are some daily chores you can expect to have as a horse owner.
Provide Clean Water
Horses require a constant supply of fresh water, which means a watering bucket will need to be refilled at least twice per day and whenever it is empty. A watering trough supplied by a pipe is even better.
Choose the Right Bedding
Contrary to popular believe, horses do lie down. Furthermore, it is not healthy for them to stand all day on a hard floor. Straw is a good bedding option because it is warm and inexpensive, but it sometimes contains fungal sports and horses do occasionally eat straw bedding. Therefore, dust-free wood shavings is a better option because it is clean and hygienic. Rubber matter is also a good addition, but should be covered with straw or wood shavings to provide extra warmth.
Clean the Stable
If your horse is kept in a stable, it should be cleaned out three times per day. During this process, all droppings should be removed with a shovel and wheelbarrow and the bedding should be leveled.
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