Now that summer is here, the open-ended wildness is filling up our souls and we’re quickly becoming addicted to the crisp air and the bear hugging sunshine, which means one thing: we’re taking our horses out on the trail and exploring the world. This is all well and good, but we mustn’t forget the health of our horses, especially on the open trail.
In this article courtesy of Thehorse.com, Sarah Evers Conrad writes, “However, a nice ride can quickly become a nightmare if something goes wrong. Knowing horse health care basics, first aid, and how to handle an emergency is important for all who ride, but it’s especially crucial for those who spend time far away from civilization on the trail.”
Truer words have never been spoken. It’s important to be prepared at all times, but especially when you’re out for a ride. Be sure to have trained and conditioned both you and your horse first. This is crucial before any ride. This may sound like common sense, but you’d be surprised at the amount of people who go riding when both them and the horse aren’t ready for the grind no matter how long the ride.
At Deer Creek Structures, we wholeheartedly encourage you to train and condition your horses before attempting any ride. Your horses deserve that much, don’t you think?