Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Do horses get sick easily?
They're very delicate for their size, and they're born looking for the messiest way to commit suicide.
How can I prevent colic?
There is no way to completely prevent colic.
Make sure your animal has clean, fresh water available at all times, good, nutritious food, hay in good quantity, and decent living conditions. These will go a long way toward helping an animal not prone to colic keep it at bay.
How do I prevent hoof problems?
Some hoof issues are genetic, so you can't prevent all of them.
Don't overfeed your horse especially on new, green grass as that can lead to laminitis and founder.
If your horse needs shoes, get them. Don't listen to people who say that ALL horses can go barefoot, because that's simply not true.
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