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Most important care and training tips for horses

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Caring for horses means knowledge, knowledge, knowledge. Here are 20 tips.

Rated 0 points - posted 10 years ago by dspsfarm in category Other.
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Always know where your horse is... Report Abuse
Avoid being stepped on or being crushed against a barn wall. Horses are big animals and have a different take on personal space than humans do. Stay out of its way; even the best trained horse can make a quick move and throw you into an unsafe condition.
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Feed on a regular schedule Report Abuse
Horses are into routine. Altering the routine stresses them. A horse under stress is likely to develop physical ailments. A routine is best. Feeding twice daily, 12 hours apart is ideal.
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Provide nutritious feed Report Abuse
Horses need hay. Good pasture is a plus. Most horses are fed grain twice daily. Research feed before your bring your horse home.
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Have tack that fits your horse appropriately Report Abuse
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Keep your horses well groomed Report Abuse
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Always provide fresh water Report Abuse
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Have a good veterinarian Report Abuse
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Be prepared, economically, to be able to afford a horse Report Abuse
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If needed, be sure your horse has an appropriate blanket in the winter and during rainstorms Report Abuse
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Shelter must be provided 24/7 Report Abuse
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Have safe fencing Report Abuse
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Know how horses learn, and train accordingly Report Abuse
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Never lose your patience with a horse Report Abuse
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Never hit your horse Report Abuse
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Become familiar with the horse’s body language and respect it Report Abuse
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Teach your horse to respect your space Report Abuse
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The first rule with is horses is that neither you nor your horse gets hurt, ever. Report Abuse
Protect yourself and your horse. Always know where you can safely stand, stoop, move. Be prepared for instinctively quick moves your horse might make. He can move faster than you can even think about. Pay attention.
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The 2nd rule with horses is to always end on a good note Report Abuse
Never stop working with your horse when things are going badly or he is misbehaving. Ask him for something simple that he knows how to do so that you end successfully.
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Know that if a horse tries to bite you, he has no respect for you, and you need to fix that problem Report Abuse
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You are the leader of the herd, make sure your horse knows that Report Abuse
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