The happiness of your horse may not be something you are acutely aware of, but horses can be happy, depressed, and a wide range of other emotions. But just how can you make sure your horse is as happy as possible? Luckily, you’re probably already doing most of the things you need to do to keep your horse happy, but the following are a few tips to improve your horse’s mood even more.
When it comes to feeding your horse, it is best to feed them smaller amounts of food at a time, but at frequent intervals. This is because horses enjoy constantly grazing, so they don’t need a few larger meals like us, but instead many smaller meals. You should also try to feed them at the same times every day so they have a regular schedule.
Keeping your horse clean and groomed is also key if you want them to be happy. A horse’s coat can become thick with mud, bacteria, and even parasites if not kept clean. You should also trim your horse’s mane and tale, and clean it’s hooves.
Making sure your horse has time to play is also important. Even if you enjoy riding your horse every day, make sure you also give them some time to play on their own. You can be in the area, but any time you let your horse out it shouldn’t be just to ride. Giving them time to run freely without having to carry you is very important.
These are just a few ways you can keep your horse as happy as possible. For more horse care tips, keep checking back with our blog!