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Taking Care of an Abandoned Horse
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Taking Care of an Abandoned Horse

In these drier economic times, some horse owners have been abandoning their horses. They cannot afford the high costs associated with maintaining their horses, so they leave them to starve and die.

Sometimes, you may notice that an abandoned horse has joined your herd while they were out in the pasture. The abandoned horse follows your horses back to your stables.

Now, what do you do?

Here is some advice:

1. Observe the horse’s behavior toward you

You should carefully watch the horse to determine his behavior toward you. In some cases, the horse may not trust you because his previous owners neglected them.

2. Establish and maintain a relationship

It is absolutely vital that you provide adequate food and groom him everyday. It would also be a good idea to talk to him. These actions will help the horse become comfortable around you.

3. Lead and explore the area

You should place the horse’s halter on and lead him/her around your property in order to develop a sense of familiarity about its surroundings.

4. Control

As you develop a relationship with the horse, you should learn how to control him. For instance, you should place a bridle and saddle on him. You should also issue a series of spoken commands to him during your lessons with him.

5. Ride

It is time for you to ride the horse. You should slowly ride him in a confined pen. Eventually, he will become accustomed to it and then you can explore other parts of your property.

It takes a lot of perseverance, but you will develop a relationship with your horse. Thus, whenever you see an abandoned horse, please consider the possibility of bringing it to your home.

Please provide a horse with a warm and nurturing home. I hope you enjoyed this post!

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  1. naturegirl
    This is an excellent post. I voted for you!
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  2. arabobsession
    arabobsession
    Great article voted
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  3. PaintedLady2000
    PaintedLady2000
    You forgot a couple of things, like contacting the authorities to see if any horses have been reported lost or stolen. Once you know that, you should contact your veterinarian to come run the horses yearly tests and to vaccinate it. The last thing you want is for this horse to make your other horses sick.
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  4. Teresa Ray
    Most rewarding thing I've done lately , is rescue a donkey ( adopt) He is such a blessing , More people should try it !
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