Things You Need to Know About Owning a Horse

I recently spent some time at home in Nebraska visiting my family there.

While there, I was able to spend some time with my brother and his horses.

As a child, I was always a little “horse crazy”, but my life led me in a different direction and it is my brother and sister-in-law that ended up owning a horse in our family, not only one but multiple!

They now own four horses, along with six cats (many of them rescues from the horse barn) and a Golden Retriever named Tucker.

Obviously, like all of us, my brother and sister-in-law are animal lovers.

Owning a Horse

Anyway, while in Nebraska, I spent time riding but also helped groom the horses.

At the time, they were shedding out their hairy winter coat and had a lot of loose hair to brush out, along with the mud and dirt they picked up in their turn-outs.

I also helped clean horse stalls, which surprisingly is kind of like cleaning a huge litter box, except instead of a kitty scoop and plastic bag, a rake and wheelbarrow are necessary to do the job.

I don’t pretend to be an expert on horses or horse care, but I do enjoy being around them.
So, for those of you who are interested in keeping a horse, I’m pleased to be able to present this video produced by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) about the things you need to know about owning a horse.
I hope you find it useful.
If you can’t view the video here, please view it on the American Veterinary Medical Association channel on YouTube.

You can also take a look at our article about colic in horses.

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