The next topic of our guide is broadly defined care of the horse.
Treatments is the perfect time to strengthen the bond of horse and rider. It’s also a chance to locate potential damage, such as bruises or contusions.
We do not recommend cleaning the horse in its stall, because the dust is flying to the ground and can trigger an allergic reaction. Care is best done so at any point behind the barn.
To seek care went properly and efficiently be aware of all the essential accessories to nurture the horse, such as:
1. Brush with hard bristles
Great tool to sweep away the outer layer of dust and sand. Horse should be cleaned starting from the left, from the neck toward the task. Following more should be equally clear right. Particular attention should be paid to the legs and abdomen, because in these areas is often much clay and dirt.
2. Metal, plastic or rubber scraper
After cleansing the skin horse from the top layer of dust you have to go to a more precise way of removing przybrudzeń using scrapers. The rake must be chosen carefully depending on the body part to be cleaned . Metal scrapers, although accurate, does not prove themselves during cleaning of sensitive areas , as it can lead to injury. Metal scrapers can thus be used to dispose of the large surfaces of plywood. Here, while also should be proper concentration and delicacy of the rake to push the horse, not forgetting the oval pulls. When you use the rake should observe the behavior of the horse on the performed activities and the time you notice pain responses to change the rake on rubber or plastic parts. Plastic comb perfectly suited to a variety of circumstances, for example when driving to combing or brushing the horse’s mane.
3. Brush with soft bristles.
The use of a soft bristle makes horse hair will be shiny. The best way to use a soft brush is poczesanie horse under hair , and hair succession of small areas of the body. Soft brushes should also be used to clean a horse’s head. If your horse is afraid of the brush, we supply a miniature brush, which is the size of a hand, or even to hide it. Phobias horse should disappear.
4. Ladle or hoofpick
Washing hooves horse must also start from the left side. Set at the front of the leg and set towards the rump. Then place the left hand on the shoulder and controlled, a strong pull, aim downwards towards the feet. At the command of „leg” horse should elevate the leg. Then go to the appropriate steps, which is the cleaning of the hooves. Particular attention should be paid to the arrow, which is located in the center of the protrusion of the hoof. This is a very sensitive place, you do not even allowed to graze the metal part of the ladles. Washing the quintessential area used capillary part of ladles.
5. Comb mane
A later point treatments should comb horse mane. If the plywood does not prevent the use of a comb, combing optimally is to start with the fingers . To lay the mane can use plastic comb.
6. Brush tail
Now notorious encounter can brush versatile , applicable to both the tail and mane comb . As in the case of a comb for mane, so also in the case of large tangles should first tail comb with your fingers. Previously, it should be removed dirt in the horse’s tail (eg grass ).
After completing the above activities should care to wash the nostrils, around the eyes and head with a wet sponge. Do not forget the horse’s genitals or anus. In these parts of the body should certainly spend a second sponge.
8. Cloth or towel
The last step must be rubbing the horse with a cloth or towel.
Such articles riding are available for purchase at many stores equestrian.
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Do not forget about the hygiene of the horse immediately after exercise. Moist areas of the body need to wipe wisp horse or pet blanket cover to dry. It is important, however, to remember to state control after riding a horse hoof. Any embedded elements must be removed immediately using ladles.
Illustrated cosmetics should be a regular habit of all horse owners . Widely understood to care for a horse is not limited, of course, only to the constant care , but in addition the bath, which use special measures. Recommended is a bath in lukewarm water to avoid colds. In case the weather would be favorable circumstances, could be the horse to dry after a bath temporarily exposing to heat. There should this nevertheless transplant, given the fact that the bath is used, inter alia, horse skin refreshed and the presence of the sun drag may lead to further overheating. In the absence of weather, drain the body of a horse using the squeegee to sweat and towel.
Exceptional care must be given to the horse hooves . Niepodkute hooves of horses should be rozczyszczone by a skilled farrier at about 5 weeks. We are talking about getting rid surgery growths on the soles and arrow. Horses should be shod also forging regularly every 5 weeks. Caring for a high condition of horses’ hooves and prevents them from deforming processes often encountered in fungal arrow, caused by bacteria, and there resting in contact with the wet ground.
In summary , this text should be clearly stated that the daily hygiene rules are a fundamental resource of knowledge for the rider and are of great importance for the horse.