Anyone who owns a horse knows that their animal is much more than that! It’s a companion, kindred soul, and psychologist. You love your horse and want to make sure it has everything it needs. But how exactly should you know how to take care of your horse?
Let’s start by admitting that every horse is unique and there are no tips that apply to everyone. That’s why we always recommend working with veterinarians, farriers, trainers, stables owners, and/or other field professionals when making changes to your horse’s handling program. That said there are some guidelines to keep in mind when evaluating your horse’s care.
Horses have few basic needs to survive: water, food, companionship, and shelter. Let’s take an in-depth look at each of these areas to see how to optimize them.