Healthy as a Horse part II

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…

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Cool Down

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…

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