Frequent question: Can a horse kick you?

Do horses kick you when you’re behind them? Yes, horses sometimes kick when they are startled by someone approaching from their rear. Horses are prey animals and have survived thousands of years because of their ability to sense danger and respond appropriately. How do you know if a horse will kick you? If you notice …

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Your question: Can horses see 360?

It’s very easy to see both of a cat’s eyes at the same time. However, both eyes are visible only from directly in front of a horse. This adaptation gives a grazing horse a wide field of view – almost a full 360 degrees. … Horses are thought to have vision somewhere in the range …

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What not to feed a horse with laminitis?

What is the best feed for laminitis? Forage: High quality grass hay is the ideal forage for a horse prone to laminitis. Feed: A product specially formulated for metabolic issues or a ration balancer are the best bet to feed your laminitic horse. What food causes laminitis in horses? Even small or “normal” portions of …

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Your question: Who trains the Queen’s Horses?

Nicky Henderson OBE trains the majority of Her Majesty’s jumps horses. Mr Henderson was recently appointed as a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order – a personal gift from the monarch in appreciation of his service. The most successful of The Queen’s horses in 2020 was Tactical who amassed £59,169 in prize money. Who trains …

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Quick Answer: What causes rain rot in horses?

Rain rot, also called rain scald or dermatophilosis, is a skin infection caused by a bacterium known as Dermatophilus congolensis. Living on the horse’s skin, D. congolensis is mostly dormant, but under wet conditions, this bacterium can cause an inflammatory infection resulting in lesions along your horse’s skin. How do you prevent rain rot on …

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Where are horses usually branded?

Horses are commonly branded on the left or right jaw, shoulder, thigh or butt (beside the tail). What parts of the body are horses usually branded? Brands: A hot or cold (freeze mark) brand may be found on various areas but is most commonly found on the hip or neck. Some brands are for breed …

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What should I feed my Shetland pony?

Ponies eat grass, hay, and grain on occasion. A pony typically requires a daily ration of forage equal to 2% of body weight. They may need a mineral salt block if they lack essential minerals in their diet. Do Shetland ponies need feed? As Shetland ponies are very small, it’s easy to feed them too …

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Best answer: How can I make my horse dry faster?

To dry your horse quickly, rub him briskly with a dry towel. Leave the wet hair standing up, rather than slicking it down, to encourage quick drying. If you have a cooler, use it. The cooler will help wick away moisture and prevent your horse from getting chilled. How long does it take horses to …

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Best answer: Can Stringhalt in horses be cured?

There is no definitive treatment for stringhalt. Some horses may recover spontaneously. In cases of plant poisoning or intoxication, horses should be removed from areas containing the toxic plant. Can you ride a horse with stringhalt? Horses affected with classic stringhalt rarely recover and often become progressively worse with time. The disease usually affects one …

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Frequent question: When is a horse with strangles contagious?

Horses who have had strangles may be contagious to other horses for a minimum of 3 weeks after all signs have resolved. Some horses are contagious for much longer (months). How long should you quarantine a horse with strangles? Asymptomatic long-term carriers have been identified that do not show any clinical signs but can spread …

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