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Owning a horse is great for you health, your nerves, and your mood. It is also a lot of work. Presumably you will always enjoy the work, which will be both challenging and soothing, but it will also be constant. You cannot decide to skip feeding your horse today.

Please, before you decide to adopt or buy a horse, or even consider accepting one as gift, make sure you know what is required to take proper care of an equine. The average life span of a horse is 25-30 years and there are horses that have on record lived to be 56!

So not only are you making a commitment of care for quite a long period of time, but also a commitment to take care of all of its needs on daily basis physically, mentally and financially.

The links below are meant to help you realize what is need to take proper care of a horse.

Please always consult your local veterinarian to establish specific care and feed guidelines for your horse.

Choosing A Horse

Your Horse’s Home

Water

Food

Hooves

Grooming

Blankets

Fly Control

Trailers

Tack and Supplies

Training

Safety

Veterinarian


External Links:

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/horse-care

http://www.apnm.org/programs/equine_protection/equinecareguide.php

http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/horseprogram/documents/ruready2ownbrochuretemplatefinal91 213b.pdf

http://www.horsecarecourses.com/all_you_need_to_know_abou/

http://www.horses-and-horse-information.com/horsecare.shtml

www.humanesociety.org/animals/horses/tips/horse_care_guidelines.html

http://cs.thehorse.com/blogs/horses-and-the-law/archive/2013/10/25/read-this-before-you-buy-your-first-horse.aspx

www.petfinder.com/pet-care/horse-care

http://horses.about.com/od/basiccare/tp/Horse-Care-101-Horse-Care-Basics.htm

http://www.nmhorsecouncil.org/NMHC_AboutHorses.html#Horse%20Welfare%20Guide

www.examiner.com/article/horse-care-101-how-to-make-life-beautiful-for-your-horse

http://www.discoverhorses.com/all-about-horses/horse-care/

http://www.successful-horse-training-and-care.com/basic-horse-care.html

www.basic-horse-care.com

www.wikihow.com/take-care-of-your-horse

www.holistic-hoof-and-horsecare.com

www.stock-horse-show-source.com/horse-care.html