Aspects like age, breed, activity level, season and underlying health issues all affect the way an owner needs to care for a horse. Some equines are kept more like pets and are prone to weight gain and their diets will need adjustment for the decreased activity level. Other horses may be quite clumsy and get cast in their stall easily or will need you to keep a special eye on their self inflicted wounds.

As a responsible horse owner or handler you will need to keep you self updated on horse care information and basic guidelines to ensure your horse lives a long, happy life. Almost all horses will require a certain level of winterizing, stall cleanliness, vaccinations and several other items. We have touched on several horse care tips we hope will help.