Horses can be boarded at home or elsewhere. A horse needs a clean exercise area, shelter, water, and hay. Even with enough land, horse care is laborious. Depending on its location, horse boarding costs vary.
Horses require cleanliness. They should be cleaned daily. Horses rest. Straw, shavings, and other bedding materials absorb urine. Black walnut shavings and corn cobs are bad bedding.
Horses eat mostly hay or pasture. Hay should comprise 1-2% of a horse's daily weight. Every horse needs water and mineral salt licks. Active horses drink 5–10 litres each day. Grain can replace hay in shortages.
Horse husbandry includes brushing and foot care. It helps horse-caretaker bonding. A good haircoat requires certain instruments, and hoof soles must be cleaned to keep the horse healthy.
Trimming a horse's hoof every six to eight weeks is akin to maintaining well-manicured fingernails. Your horse's farrier may need to put horseshoes on him depending on his build and the type of work you want to do with him.
Horse feed. Their teeth change with them. Needles and molar points hurt. Your horse's longevity and appetite will suffer. Vets inspect and rasp horses' teeth annually.
Tack is horse-training gear. This comprises the horse's bridle and saddle or the carriage's harness. Saddle fit is important for horse and rider comfort across disciplines. Clean and check tack after riding.
After all that care, ride your horse. Lessons for horses may assist. Trainers might visit your horse or work at boarding facilities. Horseback riding is a sport, thus feedback is crucial.
Horse breeds serve different purposes. Horse breeds. A healthy horse can carry 20% of its weight. Talent and training determine horse prices. First-time horse buyers need safety and experience.