5th November – Do you worry about your horse?

Although Firework night can be great, it can be a worrying time for horse owners. Horses are often  upset by both the sound and sight of fireworks going off.

Read these top tips from World Horse Welfare to help ease the stress of Firework Night.

  • It may be best to stable your horse if firework displays are close by – sometimes just shutting the top door to lessen the effect of the flashing lights can help.
  • Put a radio on to help mask the noise of the fireworks.
  • Give your horse plenty of hay to keep it occupied.
  • Check your horse during the evening to make sure they are ok. If you can, it’s often a good idea to stay with them because your presence may have a calming effect.
  • Sometimes it’s a good idea to put cotton wool into their ears to muffle the sound. Not all horses will accept this, so consider your horse’s temperament, but it can make all the difference.

Stable Care

Make sure you have sand and water nearby in case of a fire around the stables.

If you keep your horse at livery you should be familiar with the fire drills – make sure you know where you should go with your horse.

Field Care

In the morning check your field for any stray fireworks.

Feel free to post your tips and advice.

www.asmarequestrian.com

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Posted on November 1, 2011, in Advice, News and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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