This just happens to horses most often when they lay down on rough ground or roll in the mud. As horse owner you probably had already to deal with it. I’m speaking about the hock injury or hock sores of horses. They are difficult to heal if you don’t have a hock shield protector.
What is a horse hock shield protector and why and when do horses need it? I have some tips and information here for you.
If you watch wild horses or horses that stay 24 hours on the pasture – oh, boy, how much I love to do that! – you see them grazing all the time. They actually graze about 15 hours daily. This is their natural behavior: consuming many forage-based meals throughout the day.
You are able to mimic this feeding pattern by offering hay in a hay net.
For a horse frightening situations can occur when you even wouldn’t think of it being so scary. Also guiding your horse into a horse box trailer and out of it can be intimidating. Working in a horse clinic I encountered numerous situations like that. Sometimes just parading in front of the veterinarian was enough for some horses to be frightened and to try to flee.
I like to tell you a great method how to keep horses calm with just a simple horse halter.
I still commemorate one horse that I met in a horse clinic back in Switzerland. This horse stayed there for recovery after a surgery. He was a very gentle patient gelding. The only moment of self-consciousness came over him when we let him out in the paddock covered with a horse blanket that was made of a lightweight golden shimmering rain-proof material. Wow! Wearing that golden blanket transformed him into a fiery proud stallion swaggering about in the paddock.