If you want to enjoy years of riding your horse, you need to take really good care of it. Here are some tips on how you should do it.
Scratches in Horses: Discover the possible causes of scratches and how you can prevent and treat this frustrating dermatitis often found on a horse's pastern in our step-by-step visual guide.
Anatomy of a hoof - Just the picture, the link is weird and doesn't forward to the original source.
Its important to use a scrapper to get the extra water off so this doesn't happen. You don't need to keep them in the shade though
Considerations on feeding. I believe we used the book "Nutrient Requirements of Horses" in college, which provides charts breaking down intake amount compared to age, work, and reproductive state.
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According to this chart my horse should be 16.2 hands but she definitely is not! Always good to measure for most accuracy.
Courtesy of Horseclicks.com. | Keep in mind, draft breeds cost more to house, feed, and keep.