Horse Care Basics

A Horse”s PrayerGive me food and drink; and care for me. And when the day”s work is done, shelter me. Give me a clean bed and leave me not too small a place in the stable.

Talk to me, for your voice often takes the place of reins. Be good to me and I shall serve you more gladly and love you. Rochester Mounted Police, NY

Horses are complex animals with individual requirements. And, although their communication skills are highly developed, horses are unable to speak to us in the same way that other human beings do. Therefore, an understanding of the fundamentals of horse care and the basic requirements for maintaining contented and healthy horses is vital.

Horse care is not a simple task. As a horse owner you will need to see to your horse”s housing, health, supplies, feed and much, much more. These articles function as a guide to the issues facing both first-time horse owners and those who have already experienced the joys and responsibilities of horse care. However, rest assured that the horse is not a demanding animal and the years of happiness you experience with your horse will be well worth the investment you make.

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