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Friday, 17 August 2018

3 Misconceptions You have been taught About Horses Part 2

1.  Horses get all they need from grass

There are a lot of people that choose to turn out their horses 24 hours a day.  This can be great for the horse and his mind but he will need extra nutrients added o his diet.  I would recommend getting your grass tested to see what it lacks so you can get the right supplements for your horse.  Every area is different so don't just guess!

2.  You need the gear that everyone else has

I think riders see others using certain gear like martingales, bits or bridles and think it looks good or they need it for their horse.  The truth is you probably don't!  Honestly, you should only need a bitless bridle and a saddle if your horse is trained properly.  It is much more impressive to have a horse go well in not extra gear!

3.  Horse's will not need Vaccines if they are kept at home

I know a lot of people who don't get their horse's vaccinated.  The usual reason is that their horse never leaves the yard.  This may be true but there are lots more ways horses can get ill.  If you ever buy second-hand equipment or have another yard nearby then your horse does need to be vaccinated.  There are lots of ways that horse diseases can be spread like the rider touching other horses, flies going from one yard to another and using second-hand equipment.


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