Horse Care Introduction
The Horse Care section provides useful information for people just starting out and learning about horses / ponies or for the experienced horse owner. We all have a duty of care to our horses and therefore it is essential that we are well informed. Learning about how to best care for your horse is a good investment, you will have a healthier, happier horse and it will save you time and money. Here you can learn about the signs of good health in a horse. This includes information on a horse’s appetite, Bodily condition, weight management and condition scoring a horse, and the vital signs to check for good health.
Preventative Treatments. This section gives you information on routine vaccinations for horses, tetanus, equine influenza and equine herpes virus 1 and 4. Here you will find detailed information on regular worming for horses as many horse owners find worming a confusing business. For example with red worms there are: - inhibited encysted small red worms, large red worms and small red worms. Horses can carry pin worms, lung worms, thread worms, large round worms, bots, and tapeworm! No wonder we get in a muddle! Here you will find easy to follow information. Hoof care is essential to a horse. There is a lot of debate as to barefoot verses shoes. Here you can check out the law in relation to trimming horse’s feet and shoeing horses. You can check out information on farrier training / qualifications and find a local farrier. Looking after your horse’s teeth is important. Here you will find useful information on the signs of poor equine dental health and dental check ups from a vet or qualified equine dentist.
When to Call the Vet. Accidents and illness in horses can and does happen. Here you will find information on urgent - call the vet immediately symptoms in a horse E.G:- serious injury, severe lameness, severe abdominal pain / colic, collapse or loss of balance, severe muscle pain, difficulty breathing / choking, severe diarrhea, fever, painful eye, refusal to eat etc…. Along with information about less serious conditions that will still need a visit from the vet.
First Aid for Horses. Here you will find information on first aid for horses and what you may like to have in a first aid kit for horses.
Grooming is an essential part of maintaining good health for your horse. Here you can find out about grooming a horse, grooming kits for horses, clipping a horse and how to clip a horse.
Security. Here there is information to help you to take steps to help prevent your horse and your belongings from being stolen.
Horse Passports. Here you can check out the information on horse passports, the law, and Equine Passport Issuing Organisations.
Loan / Share / Purchase a Horse / Pony. Maybe you are looking to share or loan a horse or pony? Or you are looking for a horse or pony for sale? Here you will find useful information to get you started.
Equine Insurance Horse riding accidents can and do happen and horses can become ill requiring equine veterinary care. If you ride horses, own a horse or pony, run a livery yard, run a riding school, teach riding etc…equine insurance cover is essential in case anything should go wrong. Having rider / horse insurance is a must here you will find information to help you make informed choices.
Transporting Your Horse. If you enjoy getting out and about with your horse or are planning to start then you will find the section on transporting a horse useful. Here you will find information on towing a trailer, horse box hire, purchasing a trailer or horse box / lorry.
Horse Care Experts. If you are looking for information from equine horse care experts then visit the The Horse Care Directory. Here you will find information and advice from a wide range of companies / organisations that can help you care for your horse correctly. You can also check out the latest designs and innovations for horses care. And look up information on professional services relating to Horse Care.
It can all seam very confusing as to which methods to follow and who to listen to when it comes to horse care. This section will help you make informed choices. Below are links for you to go to the each of the sub-sections for more detailed information:-
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