What Equipment Do I Need To Care For A Horse?

Owning a horse can be a very difficult task, but it is also very rewarding. Many people decide to own a horse for many different reasons; this can be for riding, breeding or just to love and care for a horse. Whatever the reason may be, it is extremely important that you do everything you can to look after your horse properly. Your horse will need very specialist care and attention to ensure that he is happy in his enclosure. As well as living in a happy environment, you will also need quite a variety of different equipment to care for your horse. To learn what essential basic equipment you need to look after a horse, please read on.

Feeding and Water
Feeding your horse is an extremely big deal and you must ensure that you provide his food in a suitable container. As well as having enough food available for your horse, you must also provide water containers.  You should choose large buckets or a trough to provide the food and water for your horse; this will ensure that he always has plenty of food and water available.

Pasture Maintenance
It is extremely important that you spend plenty of time caring and maintaining your horses pasture. You will have to make sure that the ground is suitable for your horse to live in and also regularly check the plants which are growing in the pasture. Horses find a large variety of different plants poisonous so it is important that you research which plants they are and then remove them from the pasture. The equipment which you will find extremely handy when owning a horse is,

  • Pitch fork
  • Stable broom
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Manure fork

This equipment will allow you to move supplies around the pasture, stables or mobile field shelterseasily and will also keep the area clean and suitable for your horse.

Grooming your horse is a very important part of owning a horse, as well as having plenty of room to run around, you horse will also need intimate interaction. You can perform the interaction your horse needs through grooming him. Grooming your horse will also allow you to have the opportunity to go over your horse to check to see if he has any health conditions. To make grooming easier, you should make sure you have the following basic equipment:

  • Halter
  • Lead ropes
  • Hoof pick
  • Curry comb
  • Body brush
  • Mane comb
  • Cloth

This equipment will allow you to groom your horse easily, keeping him clean, tidy and healthy.

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