The Equine World

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Everything you need to know about your four legged friends packed into one page!

Submitted: October 08, 2013

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The equine family includes the:

  • Horse
  • Pony
  • Donkey
  • Zebra
  • Ass
  • Rhino

Domesticated equine are the horse and pony. Although donkeys, zebras and asses can also be trained. Horses can be used for recreational, competition and show porposes. Many people have a horse or pony. You can take riding lessons at your local riding center. Taking care of your horse/pony is a big responsibility. You need special tools, equipment and other cool things. When choosing your equine friend think of what you want to use him for. (jumping, hacks, eventing, harness, e.c.t) Make sure they are in good condition. Contact a horsey friend or your local riding instructor for help.When you have chosen your loyal steed, make sure you have space for it, like at your local riding stable or in your back yard if you have enough space. But remember this:

For Every Horse You Need Four Acres FEHYNFA (*feyn fa)

Another big responsability is having the TIME  to care for and ride your horse. Whether its a horse, pony or donkey they all need plenty of exercise. If you find you don't have time one day, ask a friend to help you.

Local competitions are great fun for you and your horse. You can compete in harness, trotting, eventing, show jumping, dressage, volting, working equitation and more! You might even be competing in a big competition like a grand slam one day!

Equipment needs to be cleaned regularly. Brushes should be cleaned at least once a month. Saddles should be smothered every other week, and checked/repaired a minimum of once a year. Bridles the same. Bell boots, jumping boots and others should be cleaned according to brand and instructions, but usually need to be cleaned after every use.

Keeping a horse in a stable has advantages and disadvantages. By keeping a horse stabled you know exactly how much water and food they have consumed and if they have any cuts and bruises. The disadvantage is that they don't get as much exercise and are usually bored, also its more expensive because you have to buy more food and bedding. Keeping a horse at grass also has advantages, but like a stable too, disadvantages. But your horse is usually happy and gets plenty of exercise. It is also cheaper. You may have to get more blankets for a horse who lives outside though, depending on the whether in your area. Some people keep their horses in a stable in the day and out in the night or vice versa. This also is good especially when you don't have much time.

Its your choice what your horse eats, and it vairys alot between breeds. Look up what other people give their horses of your breed.

So this is just a basic outline of what you will have to do with your horse, the desicions you have to make and the path you have to take. But, as a horse lover, I garentee that you and your horse will have a long, happy, fun life with eachother.

 


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