What You Need To Know About Keeping Your Horse At Home

What You Need To Know About Keeping Your Horse At Home

Just about every horse owner has once dreamily contemplated the idea of looking out their bedroom or kitchen window to see their beloved equine friend happily grazing away.

The idea of having your horse at home just steps from your front door, is undoubtedly an extremely appealing idea.

While the idea is tempting, the reality is that there are a few different things to consider before you bring your horse home.


What You Need To Know About Keeping Your Horse At Home

Constant Horse Care

When we trust in a boarding facility to care for our horses, there is always at least one person on staff at all times to ensure the safety and comfort of the horses.

This means that there is always someone checking water levels, tossing the horses a flake or two of hay whenever needed, and ensuring that the horses are fed at least two times each day.

It also means that there is always someone in the stable to keep an eye on things and be present in the case of an emergency.

Unless you plan on hiring someone to carry out these duties on your property, it is important to keep in mind that bringing your horses to live at home essentially means that you will be the sole individual responsible for all of these tasks. 


What You Need To Know About Keeping Your Horse At Home

Pasture And Manure Management

Keeping your horses at home also means that you will now have to oversee the management of the pastures or paddocks.

Horses produce a lot of waste on a daily basis, and it can add up quickly.

Explore your options for disposing of the manure, whether it be dropping it off at the dump, selling it outside your home, giving it to local farmers, or even local tree or flower nurseries. 

Paddock Blade Australia is here to help you manage your pasture.

Our towable cleaning device makes it simple and easy to thoroughly clean your pasture of all manure in just a fraction of the time it would normally take.

Check out our products to find which Paddock Blade product would work best to help you manage your horse’s health at home! 


What You Need To Know About Keeping Your Horse At Home

In Case Of Emergency

When we board our horses, we not only have access to staff who ensure the safety of our horses, but we also become part of a close-knit community of individuals who have varying levels of experience that can help immeasurably in the case of an emergency.

When you bring your horse home to live with you on your property, it is important to be sure that you feel confident in your ability to help your horse in the case of emergency, whether it be something as minor as a scrape acquired in the pasture, or something serious like a bad case of colic.

Make sure that you have a direct line of communication with your veterinarian, so that in the case of emergency, you will be able to immediately contact them to have them come out and take a look at your horse.

It is also generally a good idea to make sure that your truck and trailer are always ready to go at all times, or to ensure that you would be able to have a friend bring a trailer for you when you may need it. 

Bringing your horse home to live with you on your property at home can prove to be extremely rewarding, and for many horse owners, it is often the ultimate goal that many work towards achieving.

With the proper planning and preparation on your part, you will be able to enjoy keeping your horses at home.

For more information about Paddock Blade products and how they can simplify keeping your horses at home, check out our site!

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