Beginner’s Guide to Basic Horse Care

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Beginner’s Guide to Basic Horse Care

You finally found the horse farm of your dreams among the many Charlottesville horse farms you had to choose from. You’ve got your eyes on the horses you’ll get and the equipment you’ll need. Now that you’re ready to build the home of your dreams, it’s time to stock up on horse care knowledge. It can be overwhelming at first for beginners so here are a few things that will help you ease into basic horse care.

Beginner’s Guide to Basic Horse Care - Charlottesville Horse Farms Tips

Regular exercise

Just like any other living creature, your horses will need regular exercise. Allow them to graze every day. Let them move around freely. Make sure you also have the necessary shade they’ll need during the day in case it gets too hot for them while they’re grazing. Horses have limited movement inside their stalls. Keep them healthy by allowing them to exercise regularly. Also, it is very important to have safe horse appropriate fencing in good repair.

Keeping your surroundings horse-friendly

Charlottesville golf homes are kept in mint condition for the best golfing experience all the time. The same should apply to your horse farm. Survey every corner of your farm especially parts where horses graze, walk around and stay. It is important that you’re confident that there are no hazards to your horses within your property. You want to make sure that the trees surrounding your farm are safe for your horses. Avoid red maple trees because these have toxins that could affect horses’ blood cells. Oak trees are also hazardous because they contain tannins that could cause abdominal pain to your horses.

Manure Management

Manure will definitely pile up in your Charlottesville horse farm if you do not have a good management system. You may find a farmer who will have good use for it such as fertilizer. Devise a system that will allow easy disposal of manure and avoid manure piling up on your property and harboring flies. Many farm owners will purchase a manure spreader and spread the manure on the fields, thus providing a natural fertilizer.

Cleanliness of stable and stalls

Aside from cleaning manure, you need to clean the stable and stalls everyday. This will help keep your horses healthy and happy.

Veterinary care

Nothing beats expert care of course. Make sure that you have a go-to veterinarian in case your horses get sick. Your veterinarian can also help in guiding you with proper horse nutrition, as well as a regular program of vaccinations and worming.

Owning a horse farm in Charlottesville VA, there’s a lot more to learn about caring for horses. You’ll be an expert in no time! To help you feel more confident about caring for your horses, visit today for more information.

Call me, Pam Dent today at (434) 960-0161. I can assure you of the best quality service. I have the professional and expert knowledge on Charlottesville real estate, local housing market, horse farms and golf communities that will guide you through the exciting and fulfilling journey of finding your dream home.

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Pam Dent - REALTOR®

Pam Dent is passionate about preserving the Central Virginia countryside. The rolling hills, pastoral setting and Blue Ridge views combine to make one of the prettiest spots on the east coast... or anywhere else.

Hobbies: riding and training horses, showing dogs, photography, ACC basketball, reading and last but not least, trying to learn the fascinating and frustrating game of golf.

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