Vital sign recording can be one of the last things horse owners consider when bringing a new horse home to enjoy. The training, upkeep, and general care that goes into a horse means taking the time to give your horse a little checkup is often put aside until they don’t feel so good.
The relationship between horses and people is often one of leader and follower. People set the boundaries, and care for the horse in nearly every aspect of its’ life. Because of this, it’s easy to horse owners to think of communication as a one-way street.
As riders, it’s very easy to assume everything sees the world as we do. From the dogs and cats at the barn to our own horses, the colorful and often clear world we see is not the same world animals see. Here are ten things to keep in mind when working with horses.
Somewhere in their heart, everyone has a soft spot for animals experiencing hardship. Beauty’s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue Inc. staff have taken the soft spot in their own hearts and run with it, opening a sanctuary in the heart of Florida’s horse country. The 501(c)(3) non-profit focuses on rescuing, rehabbing, and rehoming horses within Florida.
It’s every horse owner’s worst nightmare. The moment you watch your horse trot across the pasture or stumble across a change in terrain and think “are they lame?” Not to mention the fan fair of diagnosis and treatments that usually ensue afterward.