It's really hot, be sure your horses and animals have extra and clean water, the more they drink, the better they can tolerate the heat.
The water should be clear to the bottom of the tank...if not dump it and refill.
Hello fellow horse lovers!
I am offering lead rope repairs. Do you have old snaps laying around that are still perfectly good and just need some rope or perhap...s ropes that are tattered and frayed? I can replace it for you. If all material is provided by you the cost is $10/rope. If I provide the rope, cost will vary depending on length of lead and type of rope requested. Please private message me for more details. I'm also looking to buy old snaps that are either solid brass or nickel in good condition.
How do you tell the difference between a 'naughty' horse, and one in pain?...The answer is written all over his face.
Experts in our Equine Clinic are on a miss...ion to help vets and owners recognise pain in ridden horses, so that they can get help before it’s too late. Problems in horses are often labelled as training-related or behavioural (the horse is just being 'naughty'), not considering if a horse is injured or reacting to pain. Unfortunately that means pain-related problems are often disregarded, the horse continues in work, and the problem gets progressively worse.
Such problems, and especially lameness, are difficult for an untrained eye to spot. Many people will have heard to be wary of a horse when he puts his ears back, or would see a horse is spooked if he flares his nostrils and shows the whites of his eyes. So if spotting pain and lameness itself is a specialist art, perhaps it would be better to educate people to recognise changes in facial expressions? That’s why Dr Sue Dyson, Head of Clinical Orthopaedics at the AHT, and her team have developed an ethogram to help them identify signs of pain from a horse’s facial expressions when being ridden.
Developing a practical tool for recognising facial expressions, similar to that of a body condition score chart (identifying if a horse is under or over weight), could dramatically improve the health and welfare of all horses – which is something Sue and her team at the Animal Health Trust continue to work towards.
To find out what they have achieved so far, visit: http://www.aht.org.uk/cms-xmodnewsrs…/facialexpressions.html
We knew this, right? https://www.horsejournals.com/…/horses-reduce-stress-childr…