Originally Posted by fuadteagan
Important: NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER let your horse graze. A horse with a disease could have sneezed on that ground and your horse eats it.
This is incredibly rare and extremely unlikely, perticularly on show grounds where horses have not been grazing in the last 2 weeks.
I've always let my ponys graze as it makes the day pleasent for them and in over 20 years of showing up and down the country I've never had any disease brought back and I've never known anyone else catch anything either. I wont let them say hello to strage horses or share a water trough but grazing is fine.
You are far more likely to pick up something by stroking strange horses, by bringing new horses onto the yard without isolation and by touching anything at a market.
Originally Posted by Hidalgo13
Um, sorry for butting in, but how do you change at a show??
Like... do you go in the trailer to put your shirt on? And where are the bathrooms?
And to water your horse I doubt one lugs a gallon of water with them, so do they have hoses laying around to fill buckets with water or something? Sorry I never went to a show and am very curious.
I change in the living quaters of my lorry. Before I had a lorry I changed in the trailer, I've never been to a show that had changing areas (mostly you are lucky if they have porta loos and if they do then you are extremely lucky if they are useable).
I carry enough water with me for the entire day and an emergancy overnight stay. I've got 2 25 litre water containers (converting that means I carry 11 imperial Gallons or 13.2 US gallons of water) which I take with me everywhere
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