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The Equine Pedicure

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'No hoof, no horse,' goes the common saying, which indicates how vital hoof care is to the soundness of your horse.  For this reason, in Horsemanship Level 3 and up, there is at least one lesson in the curriculum (and a section of the exam) devoted solely to the foot and farriery. For level 3 you are required to know:…

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Keep Calm and Stop the Bleeding First

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Horsemanship Level 3: Wound Treatment Last week we looked at when to call the vet and what to do until she arrives.  In the case of wounds, some warrant a vet call and some don't; some need treatment and others don't.  How do you tell, and how do you treat the wound before and after the veterinary visit? Size doesn't…

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Equine Emergencies

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Horsemanship Level 3: When to Call the Vet No matter how well your look after your horses the inevitable day will come when you encounter an accident or illness that requires a vet call. For Horsemanship Level 3 we want you to know: 10. When to call the vet; types of wounds and treatment Again, this is a large topic…

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Healthy as a Horse part II

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Horsemanship Level 3: Maintaining Good Health This is a continuation of last week's post on 9. Signs of good health, TPR, maintenance of health, signs of colic. Last week we looked at signs of health, including vital signs (temperature, respiration and pulse).  This week's post focusses on keeping your horse healthy, which falls into two categories: prevention of disease, and…

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Healthy as a Horse

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Horsemanship Level 3: Signs of Good Health Item 9 on the Horsemanship Level 3 checklist is: 9. Signs of good health, TPR, maintenance of health, signs of colic. This is a fairly large topic, so I'm breaking it into two posts.  Today, we'll look at signs of health.  There are many, but you'll only have to give three or four…

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Cool Down

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Horsemanship Level 3: Coolout Procedures Just like you, your horse needs to cool down gradually after strenuous exercise to avoid stiffness.  Unlike you, your horse, with his larger mass to surface area ratio, is especially prone to overheating.  A very hot horse that isn't allowed to cool down properly could go into shock, colic, or even die.  That's why the…

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The Complete Grooming

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Horsemanship Level 3 - Grooming For Horsemanship Levels 1 and 2 you needed to show how to use the basic grooming kit, which included the hoof pick, curry comb, dandy brush and body brush.  For Level 3 you need to demonstrate: 7. Use and knowledge of full grooming kit [caption id="attachment_11403" align="alignright" width="150"] cactus cloth[/caption] First of all, to review…

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Your Horse’s Menu

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Horsemanship Level 3: Feeding Horses are creatures of habit and do best on a regular feed schedule.  As a Level 3 Horseman you are expected to: 6.  Know the feed schedule and amounts for your own horse. If you don't own or lease a horse, you should be prepared to answer questions about the schedule of the horse you are…

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Bits and (Mouth)pieces

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Horsemanship Level 3: Bits As well as knowing your own horse's tack, at level 3 you will need to: 5.   Identify common bits and their uses You only need to know common English bits including snaffles, curbs and pelhams.  However, it's good to recognize some Western bits as well, simply for familiarity. [caption id="attachment_6853" align="alignright" width="205"] A full cheek snaffle[/caption]…

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The Right Fit

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Horsemanship Level 3: Saddlery As a Level 2 Horseman you were asked to be able to tack up independently with properly adjusted tack.  For the most part this entails doing up the girth and throatlatch to the holes that show the most wear on your horse's saddle.  If everything else is straight and in the right place, with runners and…

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