Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
Just to add. In today's economy calling the vet everytime they look as if they might yawn is "out" for most. I use to live where no vet was going to do a "call out" for a single horse. So, I didn't just load them up for an emergency call at the drop of a hat, either. But to me, the biggest "protection" is knowing your horse well - well enough to know if it is actually "off" or it is just a "mood", the weather, its manner of protest, what. I still err on the side of caution, though. If you know your horse well and it seems "off", it is "off".
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.