Horse Lives in StableA horse lives in a stable
The need for a good surrounding for the horse
Counselling on the provision of a proper habitat for the horse - includes accommodation and herding. It is not necessary for all ponies to have a stable. Several thick-furred races can stay outside all year round, provided they are protected from the predominant wind, hot summers and flying. The protection can be of course (e.g. bushes or hedges) or by human hand (e.g. a cottage ), according to the surroundings and kind of horse.
But if the horse is less resistant (i.e. thoroughbreds), capped, very young or older, they may need stable lodging or other protection to keep them out of the coldness and humidity or very warm weathers. Every horse can be parked at any time in case of illness or injury, and this should be taken into account in the run-up to an accident.
For each horse, the necessary pasturage depends on the kind of grassland, the soil condition, the season, the kind of horse and the level of herding. Usually every horse needs about 0.5 - 1.0 hectare (or 1.25 - 2.5 acres) of appropriate grade pasturage if no additional feed is used.
Smaller areas may be sufficient if a horse is mainly accommodated and pastures are used only occasionally. These include, for example, taking up manure, rotation of pastures and, if possible, removal of animals when the soil is very damp to avoid spoilage (where the horse's foot breaks the pastures into moist mud areas on the moist soil) and damage to human health.
It is important in sludgy soil that a horse has a sufficiently large, well drainable area in the meadow where it can sit and rest and where it can be feeded and soaked. The majority of horse meadows contain a high percentage of weed and coarse weed. Horse are the only grazing animals.
Therefore, the pasturing of ovine or caprine animals on horse pasture should be considered in order to enhance the grass turf and help reduce the load of worms. Areas should be kept away from hazardous items and venomous vegetation, such as yew and golden rain, which are highly venomous to the horse, which is why the horse should not have direct contact with them (or their cuttings) at any point in it.
Ribwort plantain is poisonous to the horse and its intake can cause deadly hepatitis. Horse feeds on sliced cabbage and the live plants, so proper removal is indispensable. The horse should not have entrance to hedges. Pruning is not recommended for a horse and it should be ensured that the horse has no entrance to the area.
Fencing should be high enough and sturdy enough to keep the horse from leaking (e.g. higher fencing may be necessary for stallions) and should be engineered, built and serviced to reduce the potential for injuries without the need for protrusions. Guateways should be arranged so that the horse can pass easily and safely, and doors should be safely secured to protect against injuries and run.
When using the wires on horse boxes, they should be tightly tensioned. When using smooth wires, action should be taken to make sure they are sufficiently obvious to the horse. Depending on the type of horse kept in the area, the level of fencing needed depends. BHS advises that the fence should be 1.25ms high: to be more precise:
The purpose of this is to avoid aggressions between inmates of different docks and to contain the colt within the assigned area. Electrical barriers should be constructed, fitted and serviced in such a way that exposure to them is no more than a temporary inconvenience to the horse. Electrical barriers should be clearly recognisable to the horse to prevent injuries, with additional monitoring until used to.
In the case of pasturing several steers, the assignment of enclosures should be taken into account in order to allow separation of the dominating herds. That prevents mobbing and reduces the danger of injuries for underlings. Charitable considerations should be taken into account in the construction or conversion of horse accommodation facilities, taking into account the need for expert counselling to make sure the project is appropriate.
In the foreground are the security and the comforts of the horse, the good accessibility as well as a sufficient dewatering and ventilating. Poorly conceived or poorly administered livestock buildings can help diseases to develop rapidly, cause injuries and present a significant fire risk. This is also true for all types of accommodation, as well as single and shared sheds.
The surface should be cleanable and disinfectable. The floor ing should be reasonably level, non-slip and shaped in such a way that it provides good draining and removes the horse's stall wastes. Entrance and exit points should be 1. 25m (4ft) width for a single horse. It should be possible for the horse or bangs to look beyond the gate, grids can be used.
It should be possible to secure the lower part of the doors with upper and lower pins. Stable can also have an upper gate that can be locked in the open state. Rooftops should be high enough to ensure sufficient aeration and good cooling. A suitable clearance of 0,6 to 1,0 metres (2 to 3 ft) to the rooftop above the horse's stance at withers is appropriate in its standard stance.
Enough lighting is indispensable in all stables so that the horse can see properly, but also to allow control and secure horse use. The lamellas should ensure that there is enough ventilation without generating draft. Plexiglass or security glazing (with grids between horse and glass) is recommended.
A sufficient supply of fresh water is indispensable in every stable. When kept in poorly ventilated houses, a horse can suffer from breathing difficulties. The level of airborne particles in the stalls should be kept as low as possible and there should be a good airflow through the building without creating undue drafts. Because of the very different sizes of horse and pony, it is hard to find an optimal horse sized for bulk stalls, pens or stalls.
The stable should however be appropriate for the single horse, at least every horse should have enough space to be able to lay down, get up and turn around comfortably. The aisles should be broad enough to allow the horse to pass other cattle. The BHS recommended min. sizes serve as a guideline:
The Donkey Sanctuary, which has minimal donkey size, serves as a guide: Grouping can be kept together in community stables, but it should be ensured that all animals have ample horse shelter, food and fresh air. There should be enough room for the horse to move freely and everyone to lay down at the same moment.
It is important to choose groups that are interoperable and to separate aggresiveorses. Appropriate and appropriate litter is necessary in all horse accommodations to offer heat and injuries and to allow the horse to lay comfortably. Whichever litter is used (e.g. hay, chips, rubber stable matting, etc.), it should be well maintained and replaced or washed at regular intervals.
Fires are always a hazard in stable areas. Liquids or inflammable substances which are easily ignitable should not be kept in or near stalls where animals are kept. Tobacco control indoors should be banned. Keep all appliances and utilities (lights, fire-fighters, and alarms ) cleaned, checked and maintained in good condition yearly by a skilled technician.
Ensure that all electric installation is carried out, serviced, checked and checked regularly by a qualified technician. Pipes and armatures should be out of the reach of the horse, well isolated, protected from rodent and well-grounded. When using expansion cords, it is important to ensure that the horse's injuries are reduced.
In case of fire or other emergencies, stable ponies should be able to be quickly set free after an advance scheduled switching process. Tying is not a good way to manage an pet in the long run, as it limits the animal's ability to move, find nourishment and drink or avoid dog attack or extremes of heat and coldness.
Bound stallions need constant care. Bound ponies should be checked no less often than every six hour during the usual watch periods, and there should always be access to pure freshwater. Close-up " does not cover a horse bound to a stable (a traditional way of keeping horse stables for horse stables in the past).
Every horse that is attached to a stable should be trained regularly, unless this technique is used under veterinarian supervision, e.g. during treatment of an orthopedic state. In bad weathers not all of them need a carpet, as some thick-furred races can live without carpets outside all year round.
In the case of less resistant or older people, a carpet may be required to keep them hot andry during periods of coldness, in damp conditions or to protect them from flying. Carpets and bonnets should fit well, have the right horse-sized, the right guy for the right job and the right fit to avoid friction, baldness, abrasion or limited mobility.
Carpets should be periodically cleaned to check the horse's temperament, physical state and general wellbeing. The horse is very effective at controlling its own temperatures and overuse can hinder this work. It is advisable to examine a horse on lawn at least once a week, ideally more often. Stable or group ponies should be examined at least twice a daily.
The hoofs of a horse should be selected periodically and at the same tionally checked for symptoms of uncomfort, injuries, loose boots, broken materials or other abnormal conditions. It is advisable to groom your horse periodically to make sure that the fur is clear, free of sores or pests and to recognize the grating of carpets, stickiness or crockery.
Recommended intervals vary depending on your horse's posture and furs. Do not groom your horse on a regular basis, as this can cause the removal of oil from its fur.