Do you think a horse needs a companion?
Some horses are glad to have non-equine friends. Horses need companions. They are herd animals and feel safer if they have there own kind to live with. In the wild, horses live in small herds or bands.
What do you need to know about taking care of a horse?
If you travel with your horse, bring his food along. For some horses, you may also have to bring a supply of the water he is used to. All horses need vaccinations and most need regular deworming. The specifics should be discussed with an equine veterinarian. Every horse should be protected against tetanus.
How to take care of yourself as a friend?
Always take good care of yourself. Having you as a friend is the ultimate blessing anyone can ever have. I am grateful for all the happy moments of us together. Love you forever and take care! Always stay healthy and stay fit so we can do many more mischiefs together. Thanks for being my partner in crime and of course, take care always!
When to get a horse for your farm?
You can get a horse for your farm during your first spring season. The first step is to introduce yourself to Mugi, the livestock rancher. On a sunny weather Spring 4 or later, Mugi will stop by your farm in the morning and ask if you would be interested in taking care of a little horse that he can’t keep on his ranch.
What should I get as a companion for my horse?
A companion for your horse doesn’t necessarily have to be another horse. A goat, donkey, alpaca/llama or some other four-legged creature (like a pot-bellied pig!) could be a buddy for your horse. Some horses are perfectly happy living with other livestock. Others can be a menace; it depends on the species and your horse’s personality.
What’s the best way to care for a horse?
Spend lots of time with your horse. Go into your horse’s stable every day, making sure it can hear you coming, and stroke it and feed it a treat. Groom it and care for it as you would any other horse. Spending this quality time with the horse is important for your relationship with it and for its happiness overall.
Why is it important to take care of senior horses?
Four factors negatively affect the ability of senior horses to stay healthy and maintain proper body condition: decreased nutrient absorption, poor teeth, environmental and herd stress and disease. Because of consistent, effective deworming programs, horses have a better chance of surviving to an older age.
What’s the best way to care for a blind horse?
It’s best to choose a horse that has known your blind horse for a long time, including before your horse went blind. Consistently turn the two horses out together so that your horse has a friend to follow and be lead by. Keep the horse corralled as it is losing its sight.