Horses don’t take sick days, and they won’t curl up on the couch with a bowl of chicken noodle soup if they are feeling under the weather. It’s up to you to ensure that your horses stay healthy, but doing so is a big responsibility. If you aren’t careful, you may unknowingly expose your horses to diseases that can spread to the rest of your stable or other stables.
There are many budget-friendly ways horse owners can better prevent their horses from being exposed to carriers of disease in and around their stables. These include cutting tall grass around the property to deter rodents and other vermin from creating their nests so close to the stable. Owners also should practice care when taking their horses to shows — preventing them from using communal troughs and avoiding sharing equipment with other horses.
Protecting horses from disease is every horse owner’s responsibility, as your horses can’t do the job themselves. The following guide contains some vital tips for keeping your horses healthy, so follow them to better protect your horses for the long term.
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Raised on a working cattle ranch in Hawaii, Ryan White has over 30-plus years of experience in the rodeo industry. White is dedicated to rodeo, as well as being an avid surfing enthusiast. White represented the first Hawaiian high school rodeo in 1988, and was a state champion team roper and six-time California Circuit finalist. His innovation and creativity have undoubtedly been the driving force behind the immense success Best Ever Pads has accomplished since its creation in 2002.