Summer Horse Care Schedule
When I wake up- Check on
3:00 pm- Feed ( lbs of hay), ( of grain), ( Of supplements),
Check water levels
8:30 pm- Feed ( lbs of hay), ( of grain), ( Of supplements),
Check water levels
Normally gets lbs of hay every day. If losing or gaining weight change gradually.
-In pasture 24/7 weather permitting-
*Riding Times:? AM- 2:00 PM / 4:00 PM- 7:30 PM / 9:30 PM- ? PM
*Muck out stall when needed
1. Clean and refill feed/water buckets and tanks
2. Drag Pasture or pick it out (Only Drag if it’s hot out) + pick up manure around pasture shed (If in that pasture)
3. Vacuum/clean and organize barn
4. Check feed/bedding supply
5. Clean grooming supplies
6. Check fencing
7. Apply hoof oil – Two times a week
8. Check pasture for ditches/poisonous plants and check fencing for repairs
9. Do a thorough health check on horse
13. Scrub stall mats
14. Check if appointments need to be scheduled
15. Alternate Pasture
Every 2 months
19. Clean Tack
20. Wash manure forks, pitchforks and shovels
21. Administer dewormer
22. Clean pasture shed (If warm enough out)
Vet - Once a year (Unless more are needed)
Farrier - Every 8 weeks (2 months)
Dentist - Once a year
* Clean out Trailer after every use. This includes the buckets, Hay bags, floor ect.
v Heat stroke signs include weakness, not eating, rapid breathing and pulse and even collapse. Do the pinch test to check for dehydration. To rapidly cool an overheated horse, move him into shade and continually sponge all over with cold water, which will evaporate, cool him down and lower his body temperature. To help this, you can also use fans. Give your horse small, regular drinks of water until he's cooled down and showing signs of recovery. If in doubt, call a vet to give intravenous fluid and generally monitor things.
v When your horse has a lovely roll in the dust, resist the urge to brush it off as it can act as a natural sun block and help prevent the coat fading.
v Sponge cold water over your horse, especially down the large blood vessels under the belly and neck and inside the legs. In extreme heat, spray a 50/50 mixture of rubbing alcohol and cold water over his body to aid sweating.
v Keep grass and weeds controlled by mowing
v Applying petroleum jelly around the eyes, nostrils and inside the ears will help prevent flies from landing and biting.
v Allow 7-10 days for changes in diet