If you own a horse or two, then you will know how important it is to keep them happy. A happy horse is usually a healthy horse, or vice versa, and this is something that we all want. Just in case you’re not sure how to keep your horse happy, or you simply want a few tips, I have created a list for you. This list will show you how to keep your horses happy, so that you can all enjoy your relationship together.
Ensure there’s plenty of fresh water
You or I would not like to drink stale water, and neither would your horse. What’s more is water is essential as it will help your horse to digest all that grass that he or she has eaten. Give your horses fresh water every day, and make sure that there’s plenty of it.
Use the right size equipment
Using the right size gear is essential, as you’re not the only one that needs to be comfortable, your horse does too. One Stop’s equine equipment and other online stores will help to kit you out. Remember every horse will need their own tack, and it will need to be comfortable and secure.
Stick to a routine
Horses need a routine to stick to, they are more comfortable this way. If you need to make some sort of change to their routine, do it slowly but surely, so they can get used to it. Sudden changes may distress the horses, so be sure to go carefully.
Ensure adequate ventilation
Let fresh air blow through the stables so that your horse can enjoy it. You or I would not like to be stuck in a smelly and stale home, so why would your horses? Ensure that they have enough ventilation so they can smell the outside, and most importantly, nature.
Let your horse have friends
Lonely horses usually have some kind of issue, they may be ill or in pain, and this is something we want to avoid. Horses need to have friends, they need to be around other horses. If you don’t have another horse, let him or her have another animal friend, so they don’t feel alone.
You can potentially help your horse to be very happy, you just need to know how to go about it. It’s not just a case of feeding and looking after its health-related needs, horses need care in many other ways too.