Care for Your Horse with Proper Diet and Exercise
Horse Diet and Exercise Information
Diet and exercise are two important factors to consider when caring for your horse. When developing a proper diet and exercise routine for your horse, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Your Horse
Since a horse’s digestive system is made to process large quantities of grass, its diet should be high in fiber and water. This means providing your horse with plenty of grass and good quality hay that is free from mold and dust. Your horse should also have access to plenty of fresh, clean water.
Getting Plenty of Exercise
A horse that is isolated in box stalls can develop behavioral problems if it is not in a stall with other horses or if it is not provided with the opportunity to get exercise or mental stimulation. Therefore, it is best to allow your horse to be outside with other horses as much as possible. In most cases, you do not have to specifically exercise your horse. Rather, simply giving it room to roam and to explore will help your horse get the exercise it needs.
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