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What are the daily needs of horses?

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        11-16-2009, 05:33 PM
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    Foal
    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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        11-16-2009, 06:50 PM
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    Showing
    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.
         
        11-17-2009, 09:46 PM
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    Foal
    Thanks for that I now have a good understanding of horses.

    Katie
         

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