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post #1 of 3 Old 11-16-2009, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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What are the daily needs of horses?

Hi, I'm Katie

I'm doing an assignment at school on horses and there are 3 questions that I have to include in a 10 minute seminar.

One of the questions involves health.

The question is:

What are the daily needs of horses?

Thanks,

Katie

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post #2 of 3 Old 11-16-2009, 05:50 PM
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Food and water, of course. Depending on the type of food they are being fed, some horses require a mineral supplement to maintain good health. Other horses who may have a health issue or injury require treatments, bandage changes, or hand walks daily or twice daily. And I honestly believe that in order for a horse to maintain their mental and emotional health, they need to have some form of contact (whether with a human or other horses) every day. Some horses require more stimulization than others; what I mean is that some horses have to stay busy. They do best with a job that takes up good portions of their day and keeps them thinking. Usually, these are the same horses that develop behavioral issues when kept stalled; cribbing, windsucking, weaving, pacing, pawing(digging), etc.

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post #3 of 3 Old 11-17-2009, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for that I now have a good understanding of horses.

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